Balancing the Common Core Curriculum in Middle School Education

Composing Archimedes' Lever, the Equation, and the Sentence as an Interdisciplinary Unity

  • James H.  Bunn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 209-227

About this book


This book examines the idea of ‘good education’ which is thought to include a scientific and technical component, a mathematical component, a writing component, and an ethical and aesthetic component. Often taught separately in schools and in the Common Core Curriculum, Bunn proposes a new three-way intersection in these teachings: the basic sciences and mechanics of levering on a seesaw, the basic formulations of patterning an algebraic equation, and the basic rules for writing a sentence in English. In all three forms of inquiry, balance is the mainstay through which problems in US middle school education are brought together and analyzed.


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Authors and affiliations

  • James H.  Bunn
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  1. 1.Department of EnglishUniversity at BuffaloWilliamsvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-46105-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-46106-9
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