Abstract / Synopsis
There are a variety of reasons underlying the lack of public acceptance for the theory of evolution in the United States. An overlooked cause is related to problems with the mathematics curriculum in the K-12 setting. In this essay, we examine this relationship and propose changes to the mathematics curriculum that could improve mathematical thinking while also providing a basis for understanding theories, like evolution, that are poorly understood.
© Kris H. Green
Green, K. H. "A Mathematician Weighs in on the Evolution Debate," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 1 Issue 2 (July 2011), pages 75-95. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.201102.09 . Available at: http://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol1/iss2/9
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