The Math Wars

@article{Schoenfeld2004TheMW,
  title={The Math Wars},
  author={Alan H. Schoenfeld},
  journal={Educational Policy},
  year={2004},
  volume={18},
  pages={253 - 286}
}
During the 1990s, the teaching of mathematics became the subject of heated controversies known as the math wars. The immediate origins of the conflicts can be traced to the “reform” stimulated by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics. Traditionalists fear that reform-oriented, “standards-based” curricula are superficial and undermine classical mathematical values; reformers claim that such curricula reflect a deeper, richer… 
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