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CBE and computer programming

What hope can there be for Competency Based Education, by computer of course, if commercial programmers continue to come up with this sort of stuff?

computer program oops

 

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Political correctness in K-12 math

This is definitely worth a read.

Here is a quote:

“High schools focus on elementary applications of advanced mathematics whereas most people really make more use of sophisticated applications of elementary mathematics. This accounts for much of the disconnect noted above, as well as the common complaint from employers that graduates don’t know any math. Many who master high school mathematics cannot think clearly about percentages or ratios.”

And here is the link:

http://www.stolaf.edu/people/steen/Papers/07carnegie.pdf

Link found on f(t)’s blog

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