A Math Paradox: The Widening Gap Between High School and College Math
Joseph Ganem October 2009 American Physics Society News v18 n9

Dr. Ganem points out the increasing gap between the mathematical skills of incoming first-year college students and the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in college science and math courses and majors. He points to three main reasons for this gap: 1) teaching more and more difficult math instead of focusing on building the fundamentals, 2) mistaking the ability of students to follow a process with their understanding of concept and it's applicability, and 3) teaching concepts that are developmentally inappropriate.

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Subject: Education
Resource Type: Policy Resources:Opinion, Journal Article
Special Interest: Quantitative:Quantitative Literacy