A New Start for Mathematics Curriculum

  • Alan Tucker
Conference paper


This writer advances the thesis that a major re-thinking of the mathematics curriculum is needed at secondary school and upper-division college levels. Two-year colleges suffer the most from the problems in the current curriculum and may be the best place to initiate change.


Mathematics Curriculum Secondary School Mathematic High School Curriculum Symbolic Reasoning Current Growth Rate 
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    “The Mathematical Sciences Curriculum K-12: What is Still Fundamental and What is Not”, Report of Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences to the National Science Board Commission on Precollege Education in Mathematics, Science, and Technology, December 1982.Google Scholar
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    “New Goals For Mathematical Sciences Education”, Report of Conference sponsored by the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences, November 1983.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan Tucker
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  1. 1.State University of New York at Stony BrookStony Brook, New YorkUSA

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