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Learning and understanding : improving advanced study of mathematics and science in U.S. high schools / Committee on Programs for Advanced Study of Mathematics and Science in American High Schools, Center for Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education ; Jerry P. Gollub … [et al.], editors.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-07440-1

1. Mathematics--Study and teaching (Secondary)—United States. 2. Science—Study and teaching (Secondary)—United States. 3. Advanced placement programs (Education) I. Gollub, J. P., 1944- II. National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Programs for Advanced Study of Mathematics and Science in American High Schools.

QA13 .L38 2002

507.1'073--dc21

2002006487

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National Research Council. (2002). Learning and understanding: Improving advanced study of mathematics and science in U.S. high schools. Committee on Programs for Advanced Study of Mathematics and Science in American High Schools. J.P. Gollub, M.W. Bertenthal, J.B. Labov, and P.C. Curtis, Editors. Center for Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.



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