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new math

a unified, sequential system of teaching arithmetic and mathematics in accord with set theory so as to reveal basic concepts: used in some U.S. schools, especially in the 1960s and 1970s.
Also called new mathematics.
1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • For a variety of reasons the new math did not receive widespread acceptance.
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  • Students learn new math topics as they are needed in the simulation and work independently of each other.
  • We have started a new math program that will help students who are not at grade level in mathematics.

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