Tag: new math

When Math Doesn’t Add Up

A girl hates math, so she writes a letter: “Dear Math, I wish you would grow up and solve your own problems.” Funny? Not so much. For my generation of women and for girls today, math is still a boy’s club with some token females. It is also a white boys club, with fewer children... Read more »

Why I Hate the Newest New Math

I’ll confess I’m no math whiz. I dropped out of helping my kids with math homework before middle school. I attribute the fact that I need a calculator to do most anything math-related to being a product of “new math” when I attended high school. Tom Lehrer nailed it in his hilarious parody (worth a... Read more »