A little over a year ago I made a discovery that changed my life. I found that eliminating Algebra 1 was a magic wand that not only enabled us to bring new problem solving mathematics into our schools, but would revolutionize both our curriculum and pedagogy. I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am about this discovery.
Eliminating Algebra 1, the algebra of equations, removes the greatest roadblock to achievement, a seminal, obsolete and now irrelevant course. It is made possible, indeed required, by bringing spreadsheets and their algebra of functions into our schools. It opens the door to questioning the entire math curriculum, to rethinking the disciplines generally, and to reimagining the pedagogy we take as canonical, which fundamentally changes how, what, and why students learn.
The result greatly surprised me. I believe you too will find it startling. Yet, this revolution based on a new educational paradigm will assuredly happen. I hope you will download this ebook, spread the word, and use the magic wand I hand you to help transform education.