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>I don’t think there is one single answer to the district’s math problems.

>I don’t think there is one single answer to the district’s math problems. As many mentioned before, many would prefer saxon math or singapore. I, personally prefer artofproblemsolving, which I have introduced to this blog a while ago, however, many people claimed that our public schools’ goals were not to produce “phd’s in math.” Instead I think our honors classes should use something like artofproblemsolving while regular classes can use the regular curriculum.

Personally, I don’t believe in the notion of being a “math person.” I believe anyone can learn math at the highest level given that they are willing to spend time(by this I mean a hour a day) practicing. I think if the kids are willing and motivated, it is a crime to hold them back from acheiving top notch (and I know our schools are not here to produce “phd’s in math”)results no matter what school they go to. Go on artofproblemsolving’s resource page and have your child spend an our a day on the usa amc 10/12(the easier contests) and you will be surprised at the improvement after a few weeks (you can check back at my posts from a few weeks ago if you don’t remember the url).

After all, if math talent was innate, why would we have practice problems on the internet. I also don’t understand how parents complain about their child not being good at math but reject a curriculum that would train their child to the level of those math majors at schools like MIT. Also as you can see https://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Focus_article.pdf artofproblemsolving
is supported by the mathematical association of america as well so it is not one of those curriculums that mathematicians speak out against.

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