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90% of 200 CUNY Students Can't Do Basic Algebra Problems 20

Posted by timothy
from the so-that's-like-8-students? dept.
vvaduva writes "Basic algebra involving fractions and decimals stumped a group of City University of New York freshmen — suggesting city schools aren't preparing them, a CUNY report shows. During their first math class at one of CUNY's four-year colleges, 90% of 200 students tested couldn't solve a simple algebra problem, the report by the CUNY Council of Math Chairs found. Only a third could convert a fraction into a decimal."
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90% of 200 CUNY Students Can't Do Basic Algebra Problems

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  • Zeroth Post! (Score:3, Insightful)

    by mosel-saar-ruwer (732341) on Thursday November 12, 2009 @04:54PM (#30078704)
    Wow - I can't believe that this story has been up for half an hour with no replies.

    Are Slashdotters already so cynical about our ongoing demographic catastrophe that they no longer have the energy to wring their hands and pull their hair at the thought of our nation's looming innumeracy?

The IQ of the group is the lowest IQ of a member of the group divided by the number of people in the group.

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