Tag: Algebra

What is Algebra? And is it memorable and useful enough to justify doing lasting harm to kids’ lives over it?

This is a long-overdue response to Paul Cottle, a Physics professor at FSU, with whom I exchanged some very enjoyable thoughts and questions that culminated in this essay he wrote back in January. I think this is part of a vital discussion about the systemic purpose, meaning, and consequences of education. I hope we’ll keep it going.  I have a terrible…

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