“We should teach math like it’s a language…” • Vocabulary –Powered Math!

By Jeannine Diddle Uzzi Education Week May 29, 2018

The United States has a math problem, and, like most middle school students sitting down with their homework, we are not finding any easy solutions. Young people in this country are struggling to attain the proficiency necessary to pursue the careers our economy desperately needs.

Universities bemoan students’ inability to complete college-level math. Each year thousands of newly admitted college students are placed in non-credit-bearing remedial courses in math, a path that immediately puts the…
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