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News - January 6, 2017

Parents up in arms over digital math program

Computer-based lessons use algorithms to teach math, but results are questioned

by Kevin Forestieri

It sounds like a perfect fit for a school district based in the heart of Silicon Valley: a "smart" math curriculum — administered almost entirely on computers — that uses algorithms to tailor lessons to individual students. But for the Mountain View Whisman School District, taking a deep dive into so-called blended learning for math this school year has become a hotly contested decision, with more than a hundred parents calling for dismantling the program as soon as possible.

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Posted by Alice, a resident of Monta Loma
on Jan 6, 2017 at 12:59 pm

Results of the survey of students and teachers:
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