Algebra for All: The Push for Higher Math
Michael Alison Chandler's ongoing coverage of math education also includes an occasional series of articles in the Post newspaper. The first installment, "At Fairfax High, Another Approach As System Tries to Up Subject Appeal," ran on Sunday, Sept. 21.
Many of the sophomores and juniors in Algebra II at Fairfax High School are barely verbal at 7:20 a.m. Some yawn or disappear into hooded sweatshirts as the teacher whizzes through linear equations and inverse functions, launching into a course that a growing chorus of educators, politicians and business leaders insist will be crucial to their futures.
The Post has published significant coverage of math education in recent editions, including:
- Fractions & Skills Math From Grades 3 to 5 by Maria Glod
- Recalculating The 8th-Grade Algebra Rush by Jay Mathews
- The Basics Needed To Master Algebra
- Proficiency Rising Among All Fourth-Graders
And, to top things off, here's an interactive math quiz.
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