Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The decline of school mathematics education in the US

Hung-Hsi Wu
(UC Berkeley Mathematics)

Abstract: The percentage of U.S. college freshmen who need remediation in mathematics has become alarmingly high in recent years. The causes of the decline in school mathematics education are complex; societal changes, the deterioration of the teaching work force, and the loosening of the family structure all seem to be contributing factors. There is no solution in sight, but it can be persuasively argued that one should start with improving teacher quality.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Time: 11h30
Room: Anfiteatro 3, Edificio Quelhas, ISEG