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Tag Archives: sorting
In the Middle – Median
In the previous post, I reported on 7th graders exploring the notion of the middle between two numbers. The method used by almost all seventh graders is one I dubbed the “twohanded approach.” The same approach also works very well … Continue reading
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Math in the Comics – part 8
Today’s Rose is Rose comic strip reveals something that’s in the cultural background about math homework: Can you name the background assumptions this comic strip makes, things that do not need to be stated explicitly for a wide audience to … Continue reading
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Notes on Lookup – Histograms as Sieves
I think I overlooked one interesting example of something like a sieve being used in the typical K12 math curriculum, and this post is intended to remedy that. It is possible and instructive to look at a histogram as a … Continue reading
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Selection versus Education
In many walks of life, we are quite used to systems that select suitable candidates by putting a graded series of hurdles in their path. In the USA we do this with presidential candidates: we make them campaign on the … Continue reading
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