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The New Mathematics


reviewed by Rosedith Sitgreaves - 1960

coverTitle: The New Mathematics
Author(s): I. Adler
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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These two books are both concerned with presenting some of the concepts and ideas which have developed in mathematics within the past 100 years. The New Mathematics is addressed to the average reader who is interested in developing literacy about these new developments. Basic Concepts, on the other hand, is written for the elementary school teacher who needs a more adequate understanding of elementary mathematics, including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and related fields. Adler has succeeded very well in introducing a number of abstract concepts in a relatively painless fashion. The material covered is essentially limited to modern algebra with a brief excursion into topology. The book is organized around the expansion of the number system from natural numbers to integers to rational numbers to real numbers to complex numbers. In the process, the notions of a group, a ring, a field, a vector space, and an algebra are developed clearly and... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 62 Number 2, 1960, p. 184-184
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3229, Date Accessed: 8/8/2020 7:00:23 PM

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