Doing Algebra Differently

It’s a fact as plain as 2+2=4:

For many students, college algebra – or a remedial math class they may need before starting college algebra – is a barrier toward getting their college degree.

“There’s a view that persists that math is hard,” said Lori Winningham, vice president of academics at Butler Community College. “People don’t like it. Some believe they can’t do it … and if they get frustrated, they give up.

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