In Abstract: Avoid Concrete Examples When Teaching Math [News]

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 13:54 in Mathematics & Economics

Real-world math problems: for many of us, they were the bane of our existence during high school. A train would leave New York City at a given time headed south at some speed. Another would leave Atlanta headed north at a different clip. It was up to students to determine when and where the two coaches might pass one another. [More]

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