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Karen Dee Michalowicz

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History of "New Math"
Posted: Jul 12, 1995 2:05 PM
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Dear Colleagues,

I just received my new NCSM Newsletter for July. I know that
most of you who are in math ed in colleges and universities belong. NCSM
stands for National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics.
Those of you who don't get the Newsletter, can probably borrow
it from your math chair.

Anyway, in the Newsletter there is an excellent article by
Zalman Usiskin, University of Chicago. It was his address at
the opening session of the NCSM Annual Meeting in Boston in
April. The article is entitled "The Stages of Change." IMHO
it is the best piece that describes what went on in the l950's
to the present toward math reform. I thought I was informed
but Zalman presented some interesting bits of information of
which I was unaware.

Math ed profs, I think it would be an excellent article for
your pre-service teachers to read.


Karen Dee

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