TITLE

Al-ge-bra MADE...UNDERSTANDABLE

AUTHOR(S)
Saxon, John
PUB. DATE
May 1981
SOURCE
National Review;5/29/1981, Vol. 33 Issue 10, p611
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article assesses the effectiveness of the algebra curriculum in the U.S. It discusses the results of an experiment conducted by the author at the Oscar Rose Junior college in Oklahoma. It criticizes the arrogant ineptness of those who have written the algebra books from which teachers have been forced to teach for years. It describes the devastating effects of such algebra books on college students due to the confusion they create by belaboring concept that are trivial. It also enumerates the limitations of such books including neglecting simple manipulatory skills.
ACCESSION #
6068599

 

Related Articles

  • Student Perceptions of Gender in the Curriculum: The Effects of the MWC Race and Gender Requirement. Hydorn, Debra; McBride, Christine; Ray, Margaret // Feminist Teacher;2001, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p134 

    Presents the perception of college students on gender in the curriculum in the United States. Mary Washington College general education requirements; Changes in student perceptions of gender in the classroom; Increase emphasis on race and gender issues by students.

  • EVALUATION OF THE WORK-BASED LEARNING COURSES IN THE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM IN A COMMUNITY COLLEGE. KIM, JOHYUN // College Student Journal;Sep2011, Vol. 45 Issue 3, p451 

    The primary concern of this evaluation was to improve the usefulness of the work-based learning components in the Manufacturing Technology program in a community college. This study employed semi-structured individual interviews with students, faculty, and work-site supervisors to determine the...

  • Online registration under way at Wharton County Junior College.  // East Bernard Express (TX);12/26/2013, Vol. 70 Issue 52, p3 

    The article provides information on courses offered at Wharton County Junior College in Texas.

  • Tenn. County Wants Creationism Taught Alongside Evolution.  // Church & State;Jun2003, Vol. 56 Issue 6, p19 

    Reports on the call for the combination of evolution and creationism in biology textbooks by the Board of Education members in Tennessee. Constitutional basis of the instruction of creationism in public schools; Design of school curriculum; Law governing a balanced treatment between evolution...

  • Making New Science Books Dynamic.  // District Administration;Jun2003, Vol. 39 Issue 6, p59 

    Focuses on the launching of the Center for Curriculum Materials in Science by the National Science Foundation in the U.S. Selection of experts in curriculum research and development; Creation of curriculum materials; Source of funding.

  • Problems of the Junior College. SHERIDAN, MICHAEL P. // America;5/24/1969, Vol. 120 Issue 21, p619 

    The article discusses the problems of the junior college in the U.S. as of 1969. Junior colleges are institutions that offer two-year courses and awards Associate in Arts degrees. The article presents the challenges facing these colleges, namely, their status in the academic circles, the student...

  • The Junior College Speech Curriculum. Collins, Ray E. // Western Speech;Summer1961, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p153 

    Discusses key issues concerning the speech curriculum offered by junior colleges in the U.S. in 1961. Examination of whether speech curriculum meets the needs of transfer and terminal students in junior colleges; Concerns on whether certain speech courses should markedly differ from those...

  • Holding Up the Mirror: The Complexity of Seeing Your Ethnic Self in History. Halagao, Patricia Espiritu // Theory & Research in Social Education;Fall2004, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p459 

    With the growing inclusion of multicultural curriculum in social studies, educators must understand the issues students of color face when learning about their ethnic history and culture. Using personal document analysis and phenomenological interviewing, this study explored six Filipino...

  • The Confidence Factor in Liberal Education. GORDON, DANIEL // Liberal Education;Summer2012, Vol. 98 Issue 3, p42 

    The author discusses aspects of the loss of confidence of college students in liberal arts education in the U.S. The author says that the loss of confidence and decision of the students to shift on taking vocational major courses are rational with the nine percent rate of unemployment in the...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics