THE MOVEMENT TO MODERNIZE MATH CLASS
BY YOREE KOH, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL. ‘Freakonomics’ co-author Steven Levitt and other reformers are pushing for more equitable curriculum that better equips students for a data-driven world. Steven Levitt, like many parents, has spent countless evenings helping his kids with their math homework. Increasingly, his four teenagers’ work on quadratic equations and imaginary zeros has felt like an exercise in futility. “They’ll never use it again,” says Dr. Levitt.
It’s an odd thing for someone like Dr. Levitt to say, given his...READ MORE HERE.