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A Plea for Mathematics

By John Overton

June 6, 2019

Mathematics has some intrinsic value, and you don’t have to be a genius to understand or appreciate it.

A Failed Experiment: Intermediate Algebra Examined

A Failed Experiment: Intermediate Algebra Examined

By Daniel Zwiebach

September 30, 2014

As I sat in Intermediate Algebra last year, all I could think about was why I was learning the order of operations again. During class, as my teacher rambled on as if we hadn’t learned the material before, I kept thinking about what I could I have done to prevent this? The real answer to this question,...