A Proper Understanding of K–12 Education:

Theory and Practice

"The Tried and True Way to Teach Math"

Overview

In addition to being used to manipulate numbers and to solve equations for practical purposes, mathematics traditionally has been viewed as a tool of reason and logic. As such, it is an essential means of preparing students for higher learning. With the rise of a Progressive approach to education, the teaching of mathematics was dumbed down, focusing only on its direct practical value. A return to the tried and true way to teach math would prepare children to understand and express great ideas.

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Thomas I. Treloar has been Associate Professor of Mathematics at Hillsdale since 2004. He holds a B.S. from Buena Vista College and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in 2001. In addition to being a graduate teaching assistant and an instructor at the University of Maryland, he was a VIGRE post-doctoral fellow at the Unviersity of Arizona from 2001 to 2004.