skip to content
The math myth : and other STEM delusions Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The math myth : and other STEM delusions

Author: Andrew Hacker
Publisher: New York : The New Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Andrew Hacker's 2012 New York Times op-ed questioning our current mathematics requirements instantly became one of the the paper's most widely circulated articles. Why, he wondered, do we inflict algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and even calculus on all young Americans, regardless of their interests or aptitudes? The Math Myth expands Hacker's scrutiny of many widely held assumptions, such as the notion that  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Hacker
ISBN: 9781620970683 1620970686 9781620973912 162097391X 1620971739 9781620971734
OCLC Number: 891619009
Description: 239 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The "M" in STEM --
A harsh and senseless hurdle --
Will plumbers need polynomials? --
Does your dermatologist use calculus? --
Gender gaps --
Does mathematics enhance our minds? --
The Mandarins --
The Common Core : one size fits all --
Discipline versus discovery --
Teaching, tracking, testing --
How not to treat statistics --
Numeracy 101.
Responsibility: Andrew Hacker.

Abstract:

"Andrew Hacker's 2012 New York Times op-ed questioning our current mathematics requirements instantly became one of the the paper's most widely circulated articles. Why, he wondered, do we inflict algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and even calculus on all young Americans, regardless of their interests or aptitudes? The Math Myth expands Hacker's scrutiny of many widely held assumptions, such as the notion that mathematics broadens our minds, that mastery of azimuths and asymptotes will be needed for most jobs, that the entire Common Core syllabus should be required of every student. He worries that a frenzied emphasis on STEM is diverting attention from other pursuits and subverting the spirit of the country. Though Hacker honors mathematics as a calling (he has been a professor of mathematics) and extols its glories and its goals, he shows how mandating it for everyone prevents other talents from being developed and acts as an irrational barrier to graduation and careers. He proposes alternatives, including teaching facility with figures, quantitative reasoning, and utilizing statistics. The Math Myth is sure to spark a heated and needed national conversation not just about mathematics but about the kind of people and society we want to be."--Publisher's Web site.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(4)

User lists with this item (2)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/891619009> # The math myth : and other STEM delusions
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "891619009" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2083180660#Topic/matematiskt_tankande> ; # Matematiskt tänkande
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/510.71/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2083180660#Topic/mathematics_study_and_teaching_social_aspects> ; # Mathematics--Study and teaching--Social aspects
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2083180660#Topic/matematikundervisning> ; # Matematikundervisning
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2083180660#Topic/mathematical_ability> ; # Mathematical ability
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "2016" ;
    schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2083180660#Person/hacker_andrew> ; # Andrew Hacker
    schema:datePublished "2016" ;
    schema:description "The "M" in STEM -- A harsh and senseless hurdle -- Will plumbers need polynomials? -- Does your dermatologist use calculus? -- Gender gaps -- Does mathematics enhance our minds? -- The Mandarins -- The Common Core : one size fits all -- Discipline versus discovery -- Teaching, tracking, testing -- How not to treat statistics -- Numeracy 101."@en ;
    schema:description ""Andrew Hacker's 2012 New York Times op-ed questioning our current mathematics requirements instantly became one of the the paper's most widely circulated articles. Why, he wondered, do we inflict algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and even calculus on all young Americans, regardless of their interests or aptitudes? The Math Myth expands Hacker's scrutiny of many widely held assumptions, such as the notion that mathematics broadens our minds, that mastery of azimuths and asymptotes will be needed for most jobs, that the entire Common Core syllabus should be required of every student. He worries that a frenzied emphasis on STEM is diverting attention from other pursuits and subverting the spirit of the country. Though Hacker honors mathematics as a calling (he has been a professor of mathematics) and extols its glories and its goals, he shows how mandating it for everyone prevents other talents from being developed and acts as an irrational barrier to graduation and careers. He proposes alternatives, including teaching facility with figures, quantitative reasoning, and utilizing statistics. The Math Myth is sure to spark a heated and needed national conversation not just about mathematics but about the kind of people and society we want to be."--Publisher's Web site."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2083180660> ;
    schema:genre "Nonfiction"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "The math myth : and other STEM delusions"@en ;
    schema:productID "891619009" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781620973912> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781620970683> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781620971734> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/891619009> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2083180660#Person/hacker_andrew> # Andrew Hacker
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Hacker" ;
    schema:givenName "Andrew" ;
    schema:name "Andrew Hacker" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2083180660#Topic/matematikundervisning> # Matematikundervisning
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Matematikundervisning"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2083180660#Topic/matematiskt_tankande> # Matematiskt tänkande
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Matematiskt tänkande"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2083180660#Topic/mathematical_ability> # Mathematical ability
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Mathematical ability"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2083180660#Topic/mathematics_study_and_teaching_social_aspects> # Mathematics--Study and teaching--Social aspects
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Mathematics--Study and teaching--Social aspects"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781620970683>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1620970686" ;
    schema:isbn "9781620970683" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781620971734>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1620971739" ;
    schema:isbn "9781620971734" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781620973912>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "162097391X" ;
    schema:isbn "9781620973912" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.