Steve Leinwand and Eric Milou share how high school Math is not serving our students as "Out-of-date and stale curricula are not only dull, but perpetuate inequity by limiting opportunities and failing to prepare a majority of students for life in the 21st century."
They make specific recommendations for transformation by "creating core integrated math courses for grades 9 and 10 and coherent pathways for grades 11 and 12." States such as Oregon have narrowed down the number of standards in high school Math from 147 to 55!
Leinwand and Milou ask for a rethink of Math as "For nearly a century, the basic structure of high school mathematics has barely changed—not because of its effectiveness, but because the status quo is a powerful force requiring purposeful action to break."
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