As founder of Just Equations, a nonprofit focusing on expanding math opportunities, Pamela Burdman says math instruction today often misses the mark, focusing on procedures, algorithms, and memorization rather than on an understanding of the real-world relevance of math.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR COLLEGE ADMISSION COUNSELING—As educators redesign math pathways to expand equitable college opportunity, admissions policies can pose unique obstacles. Traditional math requirements have long served as a gatekeeper to selective colleges as well as competitive majors. At the 2021 National Association for College Admissions Counseling conference, Just Equations convened a panel of university officials and experts on college access and admissions to discuss the impact that reshaping math pathways and admissions processes can have on broadening students’ access to college.
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