January 23rd, 2000
Oreos and M&M's? Learning Tools
By Judith Gaines
With glossy photographs of products and corporate logos, and exercises that send students off to their favorite stores at the shopping mall, the McGraw-Hill text attempts to silence that age-old teenage lament about math:"When am I ever going to use this?” But critics say it turns schools into mini-marketplaces, encouraging students to become more brand-conscious by asking questions such as: “Do you like Hershey’s Chocolate Kisses?”
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