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The Language of Mathematics


reviewed by John J. Kinsella 1964

coverTitle: The Language of Mathematics
Author(s): F. Land
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Enrichment Mathematics for the Grades. Washington, DC.: Nat'l. Counc. Tchrs. Math., 1963 (27th Yearbook). Pp. ix+368. $3.00 (cloth), $1.50 (paper). Professor of Mathematics Education at New York University, Dr. Kinsella is in wide demand as a curriculum consultant in his field. In this essay-review, he both summarizes the extensive changes that have recently occurred in the teaching of mathematics and suggests that, despite the excitement, all is not beer and tins exciting educational domain. For more than ten years, schools have been seething with change in their programs in mathematics. The titles of the six books reviewed here symbolize certain aspects of the learning, the teaching, and the mathematics associated with this educational ferment. In retrospect, the forces that initiated and sustained the crusade for improved mathematics were a blend of ideas, strong beliefs, capable leadership, national fear and pride, and generous financial support from wealthy foundations... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 66 Number 1, 1964, p. 80-80
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2559, Date Accessed: 4/20/2018 10:49:24 AM

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