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Vito Prosciutto: Teaching community college math on the road to a PhD.
Thursday, October 09, 2003
09:02The second part of Assorted Stuff's commentary on math curricula
I would also (as I noted below), like to see more statistics in the high school curriculum. I think that it's not really necessary for most students to be able to manually calculate the slope and intercept of a regression line, but they really should be able to understand what it means and do it in Excel. Actually, a good course in math for spreadsheets would be an excellent addition to almost any school curriculum K12 and undergrad.