Monthly Archives: June 2011

Mathematical Truth in the Digital Age

When I saw the title “Ideas in the Ascendant” of an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, followed by the synopsis — “In an online age, truth is more unbundled than ever. That makes higher education more important than … Continue reading

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Test-based Incentives

As a trained skeptic, I’m hesitant to conclude anything from the results of a large-scale test until I know something about the test itself.  Who wrote it? What were they trying to measure?  Did they test-drive their test?  What were … Continue reading

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Dyscalculia

The 27 May 2011 issue of the journal Science has a literature review on the subject of dyscalculia.  (The abstract is available here.)  It summarizes some interesting recent brain science, as well as potentially useful interventions.   Dyscalculia is indeed analogous … Continue reading

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