December 28, 2013 by John Scammell
With much of what has been going on in the media around math seeming so new for some people, I thought I’d go back in time and do some research into whether this truly was a new problem/issue. I thought it would be even more fun if I went to my old University paper to find that information. My dad edited The Gateway in the 50’s, and it is a truly great University newspaper, so that’s where I went looking.
I found some interesting articles.
Students aren’t prepared for first year Calculus – The Gateway – 1992
Universities complain students don’t have the basics mastered – The Gateway – 1975
Lack of drill and operation in grade school math – The Gateway – 1956
If intellectual curiosity were held more important than a good memory – The Gateway 1968
An editorial by my dad that has nothing at all to do with math education – The Gateway – 1959