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Why Do the Math Wars Rage On?

Are the “Math Wars” back like a bad movie sequel? Why does the debate continue, sometimes vehemently, even when most people agree that quality math education must focus on both skills and conceptual understanding?

Please reread the following quote. "One small mistake in an algorithm can produce a colossal error, which a child will not catch unless she knows how to make sense of a problem and estimate a…
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