Author Archives: Barry Garelick

Count the Tropes, Dept.

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Common Sense Approach to Common Core Math

I’m writing a series of articles for Heartlander on a Common Sense Approach to Common Core. In these articles, I show that there are interpretations of CC that can be made that aren’t as ridiculous as the ones we’re seeing … Continue reading

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Undoing the “Rote Understanding” Approach to the Common Core Math Standards

What has been used as a help in older textbooks and in Singapore, is turning out to be a hindrance in the U.S. under the current interpretations of Common Core. Insisting on calculations based on the “making tens” and other … Continue reading

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First episode in what will be sequel to Dewey/Finn

The first chapter of “Conversations on the Rifle Range” which will be the sequel to “Letters from John Dewey/Letters from Huck Finn” is now up at Out in Left Field.  

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Letters from John Dewey/Letters from Huck Finn: A Look at Math Education from the Inside

Being a sometimes useful and always irreverent compendium of letters that examine math education in our public schools, addressed to anyone with the requisite curiosity to read them. “Few refuges exist from the multicolored tomes posing as math textbooks. No one … Continue reading

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