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Trouble with Math

Posted Tuesday, October 2, 2012

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Trouble with Math If we asked you to find X, you'd probably think that's an easy one: It's right after W and just before Y. You'd fail math with an answer like that, but you'd hardly be alone. It appears many Americans can't find X in an algebraic equation. A Harvard study says the U.S. lags dozens of other countries in math. Why do we struggle so much? And what are educators here doing to change the trend? Tuesday morning at 9:00 on 90.3.

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Linda Gojak, president, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Christopher D. Butler, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dept. of Mathematics, Case Western Reserve University
Glen Whitney, executive director, Museum of Mathematics
John Holcomb, chair, Department of Mathematics, Cleveland State University

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