Algebra: to teach or not to teach?

Once upon a time, learning math was not everyone’s privilege. Then things changed. After nearly a hundred years of public education, in the late 1980s, the rhetoric was ‘mathematical power for all.’ Later in the early 2000s it was ‘mathematical proficiency for all.’ Is it now drifting toward, “Should we even teach it to everyone?”…That’s just the way things were a couple hundreds years ago, when someone must have said, “shouldn’t we teach it to everyone?”

Is Algebra Necessary?

About Irfan

I am an independent researcher and blogger interested in everything under the sun, but more so in the philosophy and history of education and education reform generally, and specifically in the so-called post colonial contexts

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