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Common core arithmetic

I’ve seen plenty of references to ‘common core’ and the changes in ways arithmetic is taught.  This article: ‘There’s A New Way Of Doing Subtraction — And It’s So Much Better Than How You Learned In School‘ caught my eye because of its claim of being ‘new’. After we had taken our GCE ‘O’ levels (yes, I’m […]

A tale of South American music

@lizamyers, the noted Vermont artist, tweeted that she was “Listening to Andean music and talking with my students about the Machu Picchu trip next summer!” and it brought something to mind that I hadn’t thought of for many years. In the late 60s, around the time of the first Moon landing, I was working in […]

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