Season 9, Episode 12

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The high-school math curriculum in the U.S. predates the age of modern computers. Can educators and policymakers be convinced it’s time for an overhaul? (Photo: Needpix)

Most high-school math classes are still preparing students for the Sputnik era. Steve Levitt wants to get rid of the “geometry sandwich” and instead have kids learn what they really need in the modern era: data fluency.

To find out more, check out the podcast from which this hour was drawn: “America’s Math Curriculum Doesn’t Add Up.”