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A Math Wars Truce: Mastery of Knowledge and Mastery of Problem Solving
A math wars truce: Mastery of knowledge and mastery of problem solving

Note: While this chapter discusses issues in approaches to teaching mathematics, similar disagreements exist in all curricular areas. For example, the “reading wars” juxtaposed phonics instruction with “whole language” instruction. Teachers of history grapple with how much content (names, events, dates, and known motivations or reasoning) students need to master and the historian's work of understanding contexts, interwoven causes and forces, and other aspects of the study of history. While chapter reflection exercises apply polarity thinking to all content areas, I chose to concentrate on mathematics because of how “math anxiety” increases polarization on this issue. Math anxiety is just about ...

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