Dr Hacker / Dr Tanton Debate: May 10, 2016

On the evening of May 10th, 2016, Dr. Andrew Hacker (author of The MATH MYTH AND OTHER STEM DELUSIONS, The New Press, 2016) and I met at the National Museum of Mathematics to debate the current state of high-school mathematics education and its profound effects on our nation’s next generations.

During the debate he asked a thought-provoking question. Here is a personal response to that question.

Question Response


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