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August 14, 2013

In Praise of those Liberal Arts

Everywhere we look these days, people are stressing the same educational path - STEM STEM STEM! Perhaps they are not wrong, but let's take a second to examine the virtues of a liberal arts learning experience.

October 14, 2012

The Need for Spreadsheet Math in K-12

Spreadsheets have become the mathematical laboratories for business, for science, for technology, and even for many consumers. They are the way we do our math, the primary tool for quantitative reasoning, and yet they are barely mentioned in our schools. They were mentioned only once in the New York Times article. They were mentioned only seven times in the Common Core State Standards in Math (fractions were mentioned 210 times). They are the primary mathematics tool of the 21st century, yet they are virtually invisible to most of our students.

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