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American Agenda (Education: Teaching Math) #125887

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 20, 1990
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(Studio: Barry Serafin) Report introduced.

(Glenview, Illinois: Bill Blakemore) New successful approach to teaching math in United States schools that emphasizes thinking instead of memorizing featured; classroom scenes shown to illustrate math teaching. [University of Chicago education department professor Zalman USISKIN - says math is not a special talent.] [University of Pittsburgh education department professor Michael SILVER - says kids can learn math on their own.] [University of Wisconsin-Madison education department professor Liz FENNEMA - says emphasis in on reality-based problem solving.] Problem-solving classroom session shown. Use of computers by high school math students shown.

Blakemore, Bill;
Serafin, Barry

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