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Mobilizing Minds: Teaching Math and Science in the Age of Sputnik

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Author:National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Description: The 1957 launch of Sputnik, combined with a burgeoning school age population, catalyzed reform in mathematics and science teaching in the United States. This on-line exhibit presents objects from the time of Sputnik, including books and apparatus associated with contemporary reform in American physics, astronomy, biology, chemistry and mathematics teaching.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Net-Based Resources, Public and Government Institutions
Math Topics: History and Biography
Math Ed Topics: Reform, Social Issues/Public Policy

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