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June 7, 2013 at 6:03 AM

Teaching math in school

Textbooks are supplementary Many teachers feel very insecure with their own mathematical skills and they need service training or additional college courses in mathematics and in mathematics education [“Bring back real math to Seattle,” Opinion, June 5]. A good, well-trained teacher will teach good mathematics no matter what text is used. In my opinion, a text…

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June 6, 2013 at 6:33 AM

Teaching math in school

Everyday Math works The pendulum swings again [“Bring back real math to Seattle,” Opinion, June 5]. I have taught Everyday Math for four years at three different grade levels and it strikes the perfect balance between teaching mathematical concepts in different ways (including the traditional method) and providing plenty of computation practice. This is real…

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April 29, 2013 at 7:27 AM

Study finds no STEM-graduate shortage

Need for STEM graduates is indisputable The Economic Policy Institute study presents a picture of America’s STEM-worker shortage and STEM-education crisis that is vastly different from authoritative research on this topic [“Study: Shortage of U.S. STEM graduates a myth,” Business, April 25]. Most researchers agree there are not enough qualified workers to fill currently vacant American jobs…

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