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By Pat Brodowski and Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 28, 1999
DYNAMIC MATH ACTIVITIES prompted 60 North Carroll elementary pupils to investigate mathematical concepts the past two weeks at Carroll County Math Camp.The fifth annual camp, led by Patti Lambert, was held at Spring Garden Elementary School in Hampstead. The pupils attended camp two hours each day."In this fun and inviting atmosphere, math concepts were taught, even though the children might not have realized they were spending each day on a specific math concept, such as addition, subtraction, fractions or geometry," Lambert said.
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By Arnold Packer | November 5, 2013
"You get 35 cents per mile and $40 per day for meals. " Computing the per diem for a given trip is beyond the capacity of 29 percent - almost three in 10 - American adults. They cannot apply two steps to calculate with whole numbers and common decimals, percentages and fractions or perform other simple tasks with numbers. Only adults in Spain and Italy did worse than Americans in such skills. In Japan, fewer than one in 10 (8 percent) are so handicapped. Who is going to win in the competition for good jobs?
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By Gregory Kane | July 28, 2004
ONE WAY to end the debate about affirmative action in higher education would be to increase the pool of qualified black applicants to highly selective colleges and universities that require superior SAT scores. Building the math skills of African-American students might be one way to do that. But black leaders - either elected or the heads of various African-American organizations - don't really want that debate to end. It's easier to get re-elected, or to keep members, by bashing Republicans on the issue of affirmative action.
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