Presidential Scholars Theses (1990 – 2006)

Awards/Availabilty

Open Access Presidential Scholars Thesis

First Advisor

Edward C. Rathmell

Abstract

There is an ongoing battle in mathematics education, a battle sometimes so fierce that some people call it the "math wars". Americans have seen many changes and proposed changes in their educational system in the last fifty years, but few have stirred such debate, publicity, and criticism as have the changes in mathematics education. We will first look at the history of the math wars and take time to examine previous attempts to change mathematics education in America. Second, we will assess the more recent efforts in mathematics education reform. Lastly, we will make some predictions for the future of the math wars and the new directions mathematics education may take.

Date of Award

1999

Department

Department of Mathematics

Presidential Scholar Designation

A paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation Presidential Scholar

Comments

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Date Original

1999

Object Description

1 PDF file (23 pages)

Date Digital

3-6-2018

Copyright

©1999 - Raymond Johnson

Type

document

Language

EN

File Format

application_pdf

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