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Hard Numbers, Hard Living

On EvolutionBlog, Jason Rosenhouse confronts the challenge of basic math education: “we need to find a balance between hammering the basic skills, while also making it clear that there is so much more to mathematics than arithmetic.”  Rosenhouse rejects the approach of New Math, “teaching grade-schoolers about set theory and the axiomatic method,” instituted briefly in…

Education & Careers “Inspecting an optical circuit after the wafer dicing saw step. Many labor tasks – from retail to security to manufacturing – seemed to go for triple redundancy.” From Flickr, by jurvetson