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A Closer Look (Improving Education: Teaching Math) #191597

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 12, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The eternal problem of how best to teach mathematics introduced.

(Summit, New Jersey: Kevin Newman) The new emphasis on exploring math rather than teaching mechanics of math featured; scenes shown from a fourth grade classroom. [Teacher Kristine HOLLOD, CalState mathematician professor Wayne BISHOP, parent Regina McAULEY - assess modern teaching techniques.] [At math teachers conference, National Council of Mathematics Teachers Glenda LAPPAN - stresses memorizing facts.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Further coverage of math on noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Newman, Kevin

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