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The new math : a political history

Author: Christopher J Phillips
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An era of sweeping cultural change in America, the postwar years saw the rise of beatniks and hippies, the birth of feminism, and the release of the first video game. It was also the era of new math. Introduced to US schools in the late 1950s and 1960s, the new math was a curricular answer to Cold War fears of American intellectual inadequacy. In the age of Sputnik and increasingly sophisticated technological  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Phillips, Christopher J. (Christopher James), 1982-
New math
(DLC) 2014012587
(OCoLC)875771401
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher J Phillips
ISBN: 9780226185019 022618501X
OCLC Number: 894555118
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: the American subject --
The subject and the state: the origins of the new math --
The textbook subject: mathematicians and the new math --
The subject in itself: arithmetic as knowledge --
The subject in the classroom: the selling of the new math --
The basic subject: new math and its discontents --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Christopher J. Phillips.

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An era of sweeping cultural change in America, the postwar years saw the rise of beatniks and hippies, the birth of feminism, and the release of the first video game. This book examines the rise and  Read more...

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"Phillips's exposition of what the new math meant and how, in practice, it was taught are definite strengths of his book. He reveals unexpected dimensions of the controversy it generated. Its Read more...

 
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