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The Mathematical Miseducation of America's Youth: Ignoring Research and Scientific Study in Education

author: Michael Battista
description: In this article from the February 1999 issue of Phi Delta Kappan, Michael Battista uses current research on mathematics learning and education reform to challenge opponents of math education reform. Battista calls for returning power over curriculum and instruction decisions to professional educators and states: "To perform a reasonable analysis of the quality of mathematics teaching requires an understanding not only of the essence of mathematics but also of current research about how students learn mathematical ideas."

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published in: Phi Delta Kappan
published: 03/01/1999
posted to site: 03/26/1999