nLab New Math

The New Math is the reform of mathematics education in USA in 1960s which was performed in the wake of Sputnik and which emphasized set theory, modular arithmetic, algebraic inequalities and abstract algebra. The reform eventually failed and the explanations why this is so are differing.

category: education

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