So what math should a high school graduate know?
NCEE has released What Does It Really Mean to Be College and Work Ready?, a study of the English Literacy and Mathematics required for success in the first year of community college. On May 7th, during a day-long meeting, key education and policy leaders joined NCEE to discuss the results of the study and its implications for community college reform, school reform, teacher education, the common core state standards, and vocational education and the workplace.Watch the couple minutes of video called What are the key findings for Mathematics? as well as the clip called What are the implications for the Common Core State Standards? I agree with the finding that people need to master elementary and junior high school math--fractions, decimals, proportions, etc.--much more than they need calculus. Statistics, though, remains an important class :-)