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wow--just found this

I'll pull it up front!

First I have to get Andrew to school...

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Percentages of U.S. High School Students Enrolled in Various Courses

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From A Brief History of American K-12 Mathematics Education in the 20th Century by David Klein:

The following table gives percentages of high school students enrolled in high school math courses.

Percentages of U.S. High School Students Enrolled in Various Courses

 School Year Algebra Geometry Trigonometry 1909 to 1910 56.9% 30.9% 1.9% 1914 to 1915 48.8% 26.5% 1.5% 1921 to 1922 40.2% 22.7% 1.5% 1927 to 1928 35.2% 19.8% 1.3% 1933 to 1934 30.4% 17.1% 1.3% 1948 to 1949 26.8% 12.8% 2.0% 1952 to 1953 24.6% 11.6% 1.7% 1954 to 1955 24.8% 11.4% 2.6%

So much for the golden era of mathematics. We've never known how to effectively and efficiently teach mathematics to the lower 75% of the curve. The "traditional" way wasn't very good and the "constructivist" way is even worse.

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Maybe this has something to do with Core-Plus. Core-Plus was heavily promoted in Michigan.

I have not seen any pattern like this (85% increase) at the University of Akron where I teach.

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## more from Lone Ranger's article

A couple of lines caught my eye in the article Lone Ranger sent Carolyn:

The problem is clear in the enrollment for remedial math at Wayne State, which has soared 85% in the last four years. There are 1,200 students in 12 sections of the class, a computer-based course.

"These students are coming in at the level of ninth-grade math," said Patty Bonesteel, developmental math coordinator at Wayne State. "Without a doubt, the idea of being bad at math is perfectly fine in our culture, and that's unfortunate."

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This line's funny:

"It's a national survival issue," Geltner said. "The American standards of education are simply not world class anymore."

As far as I know, the U.S. has never had a world class curriculum K-12.

article from Lone Ranger on remedial ed in MI colleges
more from Lone Ranger's MI article

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