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How standardized tests are affecting public schools - Washington Post (blog)

Wall Street JournalHow standardized tests are affecting public schoolsWashington Post (blog)Students are required to have a passing score for class credit in Algebra 1, Geometry, and Biology, and required passing scores for college class placements.
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Forgotten Algebra | Networked Teaching & Learning

Forgotten Algebra | Networked Teaching & Learning | Web 2.0 At Its Best | Scoop.it
The above xkcd comic expresses a common sentiment. Adults sometimes look back at things they learned (and forgot) in school that they have never had to use since graduation. There's almost a pride that goes along with ...
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Mathematics Rising » The endless relay between numeric and ...

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It is common to think of mathematics as the tool that one needs to describe the reality explored by physics, as if the mathematics is secondary, or a purely linguistic consideration. But it should be clear that this is only part of the ...
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Linear Algebra: Change of Basis Matrix

Linear Algebra: Change of Basis Matrix | Web 2.0 At Its Best | Scoop.it
Using a change of basis matrix to get us from one coordinate system to another. (uh what?
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Lines, angles and geometry on a wall | Photographers' selection

Lines, angles and geometry on a wall | Photographers' selection | Web 2.0 At Its Best | Scoop.it
Black and white abstract image of the side of a wall highlighting lines, angles, texture and shape. Fine art print for sale.
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The geometry of nowhere, by James Howard Kunstler ...

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The geometry of nowhere, by James Howard Kunstler. May 21, 2012. “I hate sidewalks. When I arrived in Paris the first shock I felt was how much space there was for people to move around. Even on boulevards with little pedestrian traffic, ...
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Is Common Core meeting its Goal? « ZeroSum Ruler (home)

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While it is true that more topics have been cut out than added in most grade levels, topics traditionally covered in Algebra 2 (and some may say pre-Calculus and above) – piecewise functions, limits, logarithms, areas under ...
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Surprising Mathematics on the Grow of Cities and in War | Nobil Group

Surprising Mathematics on the Grow of Cities and in War | Nobil Group | Web 2.0 At Its Best | Scoop.it
Two great TED talks that point our attention to unsuspected mathematical correlations. Geoffrey West Shows us that when cities double their population, they improve the efficiency of their infrastructure and increase the wealth ...
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