Monday, February 29, 2016

The Wrong Way to Target Math (Part II)

Andrew Hacker: Which graph wore it better? 

Now that we've summarized the Hacker philosophy of math education, let's get back to my issues with the most recent Andrew Hacker OpEd regarding his insults to AP Statistics. This is where I start to get angry.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

The Wrong Way to Target Math (Part I)

If you know me (or follow me on Twitter), you know I have a few choice words for people like Andrew Hacker, with his anti-math stance and negative opinions on math education. I wasn't going to write anything because I didn't want to lend credibility to him or his agenda, but I can't contain myself any longer. He's really pissed me off with his most recent NY Times OpEd "The Wrong Way to Teach Math" by taking aim directly at AP Statistics. Don't worry, I promise I did not use profane language.  I used as little profane language as I could.