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Math matters: Which is why our teachers must know how to teach it


This commentary from Nancy Bunt, PI of the MSP of Southwestern Pennsylvania, argues that Americans must have a firm understanding of mathematics in order to adequately grapple with real economic issues of our time. She points out that our misunderstanding of math has more to do with how mathematics is taught than the ability to learn it, and that mathematics taught in school needs to be connected to things that matter in real life. ... Read entire commentary...

Written in response to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's 4-part series: Back to School: Do the Math, Sept. 2009