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Moving Beyond Myths: Revitalizing Undergraduate Mathematics

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Moving Beyond Myths

Revitalizing Undergraduate Mathematics (1991)
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Over the next decade, the mathematical community and the nation's colleges and unversities must restructure fundamentally the culture, content, and context of undergraduate mathematics. Acknowledging the weaknesses in the present college mathematics curriculum and the ways in which it is taught, this book cites exemplary programs that point the way toward achieving the same world-wide preeminence for mathematics education that the United States enjoys in mathematical research.

Moving Beyond Myths sets forth ambitious goals for collegiate mathematics by the year 2000 and provides a sweeping plan of action to accomplish them. It calls on mathematics faculty, their departments, their professional societies, colleges and universities, and government agencies to do their parts to implement the plan, help the public move beyond commonly held myths about mathematics, and bring about a revitalization of undergraduate mathematics.

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National Research Council. 1991. Moving Beyond Myths: Revitalizing Undergraduate Mathematics. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/1782.

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80 pages | 8 x 10
Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-309-04489-9
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17226/1782
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Table of Contents

skim chapter
FRONT MATTER i-x
THE CHALLENGE 1-8
THE MYTHS 9-12
BEHIND THE MYTHS 13-22
FACING THE MYTHS 23-30
MOVING BEYOND MYTHS 31-42
MATHEMATICS BEYOND MYTHS 43-46
EVIDENCE AND DOCUMENTATION 47-54
APPENDIX 55-65
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