Quote(s) of the Week (November 2, 1997)
On That New Math...
- "One popular textbook, Secondary Math: An
Integrated Approach; Focus on Algebra, begins by
extolling the virtues of teamwork, offers the United
Nations Declaration of Human Rights in three languages,
mentions that in the future, computers will do all of our
math computations for us, and asks the kids what role
they suppose teamwork plays in conserving natural
resources. The text then introduces characters named
Taktuk, Esteban and Minh, who offer thoughts on life,
environmentalism and such. But equations dont show
up until page 165."
- --Mona Charen,
nationally syndicated columnist. Washington Times for
August 4, 1997. Page A16.