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Tuesday, December 30, 2014
The Algebra Project - MATH LITERACY IS THE KEY TO 21st CENTURY CITIZENSHIP #EdBlogNet
The Algebra Project - MATH LITERACY IS THE KEY TO 21st CENTURY CITIZENSHIP
Posted by Aurelio Montemayor
I admire the work of Bob Moses although I haven't been able to see it up close.
I've been trying to follow this project for several years but haven't been able to get through for nuts & bolts information on how to carry it out on the ground. Even if some of the data presented on the website doesn't show very dramatic gains for the students the effort is worth the focus. The gains might go far beyond the results on mandated state tests.
I'm especially interested in some sort of 'math-for-the-masses' approach that demystifies higher math and increases the number of students of color and poor students who are competent and comfortable with algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics and whatever other advanced forms of math are necessary to survive and flourish in the 21st century professional world.
All this regardless to all the current information about the lessened value of college degrees and the conversations about the various non-degree paths which might be more practical for young people.
The Algebra Project, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) national, nonprofit organization that uses mathematics as an organizing tool to ensure quality public school education for every child in America. We believe that every child has a right to a quality education to succeed in this technology-based society and to exercise full citizenship. We achieve this by using best educational research and practices, and building coalitions to create systemic changes.