
Re: New Math: What am I missing?
Posted:
Mar 7, 2007 2:25 AM


On Tue, 06 Mar 2007, Domenico Rosa wrote:
> The excessive formalism and abstraction of the SMSG new math > was criticized in an open letter, signed by 75 leading > mathematicians, that was published in the American Mathematical > MONTHLY in 1962 ("On the mathematics curriculum of the high > school", Vol 69, pp. 189193).
This appears to be this essay: http://michel.delord.free.fr/kline62.html
They seem to see a conflict between the ideas of mathematicians and educators. They also seem to see the possibility of another one between the new and the old.
 Greg Matheson Think globally. Act locally. Think one thing, do another.
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