SABES Math Bulletin: Building Research Into Practice, Volume 3, Issue 2

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Adult education students are brave enough to enter our classrooms in order to continue learning. We need the same courage to keep ourselves alive as learners.

In the hopes of generating some new brain cells for our readers, we present in particular a summary of an article penned by Arnold Packer, the former executive director of the Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) and current Chair of the SCANS 2000 Center, in which he argues for an entirely new approach to teaching mathematics.

Packer makes a powerful argument for discarding old textbook notions of what and how to teach mathematics. Read this issue to see if you agree…
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