What Are Some of the Potential Problems of the Various “New Math” Techniques Being Taught in Some American Schools?


by R. James Milgram - July 23, 2007

I give a brief history of the new math, and then discuss two of the topics introduced into the K-12 curriculum from the new math, problem solving as a separate part of instruction, and the introduction of foundational rules for arithmetic, the associative, commutative, and distributive laws, early in instruction. I indicate the serious problems with their implementation currently.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: July 23, 2007
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14560, Date Accessed: 9/22/2021 10:20:26 PM

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