Saturday, May 10, 2008

National Mathematics Advisory Panel

The U.S. Department of Education has released the results of its recent study on math education in the U.S. You can download the report here. The report called for an emphasis on the "basics" of math -- addition, multiplication, fractions, decimals, and geometry.

"There is, I think, a tendency in American curricula to cover too many things too shallowly," Larry Faulkner, the panel's chair and the former president of the University of Texas, said in a briefing with reporters.

I haven't looked over the document -- it's rather long -- but it definitely looks like it's worth reading.

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