Old Math? New Math? Math!

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  • 1 Grundy Center Middle School, Grundy Center, IA
  • | 2 Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS

“It is what it is." That expression has become popular in response to challenging situations, in which one believes no change is possible, and we must accept the situation as is. So, what does that expression have to do with mathematics education? Symbolically, it may look like “a = a" or, holistically, it may mean “math is math." As mathematics educators, we embrace the latterthat math is math. However, in our work with parents and interactions with the general public, we find that many do not align with this view and

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