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Domenico Rosa

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Chinese Textbooks and U.S. Doorstops
Posted: Nov 1, 2013 9:27 AM
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The November 2013 issue of Notices of the AMS contains an article by Liping Ma, "A Critique of the Structure of U.S. Elementary School Mathematics," pp. 1282-1296.

http://www.ams.org/notices/201310/fea-ma.pdf

Of particular interest to me is footnote 3 on page 1283--in China a one-semester elementary textbook contains 113 pages on average; in the U.S. a one-year book has about 600 pages. This is indicative of the amount of junk that saturates our doorstops.



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