My previous posts were intended to establish the following. Student proficiency, as measured by National and International tests, is far below any reasonable expectation. This indicates Mathematics education should be revised. Recent advances in cognitive science have revealed much better methods of teaching and learning. This indicates there is a better alternative to how we

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# Teach Less Computation

One recent semester I permitted my Algebra students to use apps on their cell phones and a program on my computer to solve every numeric or algebraic problem on the tests. My tests contained all the usual questions for an Algebra test and then on another portion of the test I asked questions that addressed