At the Sinclair family reunion, Katy
noticed that the number of people
attending could be divided into three
equal groups. She also noticed the
number could be divided equally into
groups of four, five, or six. What is the
smallest number of people who could
have attended the reunion?
F 30 people
G 60 people
H 90 people
J 120 people
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But all these allusions to what was said or what has happened are quite
unnecessary. The logic of the reform has an inexorability all its own: once
the reform is entrenched in K-12, the university courses would have no place
to go but to follow suit. Another induction step would result in a demand
for reform in the graduate program. Thus in no time at all, the burning
question of the day will be: are proofs allowed only in graduate courses?
From a broader perspective, the reason we must object to the reform is
that it threatens to bring down the whole education system.
Diane Ravitch, the noted education historian points out “At every level
of formal education, from nursery school to graduate school, equal opportu-
nity became the overriding goal of postwar7 educational reformers. Some-
times those who led the battles seemed to forget why it was important to
keep students in school longer; to forget that the ﬁght for higher enroll-
ments was part of a crusade against ignorance, and that institutions would
be judged by what their students had learned as well as by how many were
Mathematics is a way of organising our experience of the world. It
enriches our understanding and enables us to communicate and make
sense of our experiences. It also gives us enjoyment. By doing
mathematics we can solve a range of practical tasks and real-life
problems. We use it in many areas of our lives.
In mathematics we use ordinary language and the special language of
mathematics. We need to teach students to use both these languages.
We can work on problems within mathematics and we can work on
problems that use mathematics as a tool, like problems in science and