Archive: Math for Parents

Return of the Math Wars

Few subjects make parents more incensed than the way math is taught to their children. A group of parents in Prince William County, organized online as Teach Math Right, has been lobbying the School Board for more than a year...

By Michael Alison Chandler | February 2, 2009; 09:42 AM ET | Comments (22)

The Homework Debate

I have been bogged down with a head cold and I'm behind in my math class. As lesson after lesson on quadratics passes me by, I see my homework assignments piling up. The quarter is nearing an end and the...

By Michael Alison Chandler | January 15, 2009; 01:03 PM ET | Comments (7)

Guest Blogger! The Scoop on Math And College Admissions

I asked Andrew Flagel, dean of admissions at George Mason University, to break down how colleges weigh math performance in the overall admissions package. Here's what he said: "As an admissions officer, I love hearing about all the SECRET WAYS...

By Michael Alison Chandler | November 14, 2008; 12:11 PM ET | Comments (7)

Parents: How much math homework do you do?

Many parents tell me there comes a point when they stop feeling useful at homework time. Louise Epstein, the Fairfax County parent of three gifted mathematicians, said she challenged her daughters early on, creating word problems for them when they...

By Michael Alison Chandler | October 15, 2008; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (3)

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