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Just Equations' fourth annual Mathematics of Opportunity conference featured Harvey Mudd College professor and PBS “NOVA Wonders” co-host Talithia Williams, speaking on Power in Numbers: Unveiling Hidden Figures.
Debates over math education too often focus solely on course content or—even worse—superficial questions about course titles, at the expense of the important issues of what students are learning and how they learn it. Yet, evidence abounds that, regardless of course content and titles, actual math learning is often limited and shallow.
In this piece for Chalkbeat, Just Equations National Policy Director Melodie Baker shares the story of her son’s college admissions process, during which he was grilled about his decision to take AP Statistics rather than AP Calculus his senior year. The story highlights findings from our report Calculating the Odds about covert calculus expectations in admissions and how they shape the math education landscape at large.
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