# THE MATHEMATICS EDUCATION REFORM : WHY YOU SHOULD BE CONCERNED AND WHAT

@inproceedings{WF2000THEME, title={THE MATHEMATICS EDUCATION REFORM : WHY YOU SHOULD BE CONCERNED AND WHAT}, author={H. W.F.}, year={2000} }

- Published 2000

In 1962, when the New Math was still on its ascent, 75 leading mathematicians published an open letter in this Monthly to chide the New Math for its excesses [11]. It decried empty abstraction and rigid formalism, and made a strong case for learning the fundamentals of traditional mathematics: “elementary algebra, plane and solid geometry, trigonometry, analytic geometry and the calculus”. It also affirmed the importance for students to be able to use mathematical language with some fluency… CONTINUE READING