ERIC Number: ED055895
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Publication Date: 1961
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New Thinking in School Mathematics.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
The first part of this volume reports on the 1959 Royaumont Seminar on secondary school mathematics, an important factor in the spread of "New Mathematics" at the beginning of the last decade. Key addresses on Reform in School Mathematics (Stone) and New Thinking in School Mathematics (Dieudonne) are reported in full, and there are summaries of talks on applications of mathematics (Tucker); the teaching of arithmetic and algebra (Choquet), sets and functions (Servais), transformation geometry (Botsch), analysis (Maxwell) and statistics and probability (Bunt); a survey of teacher education (Theron); a report on textbooks (Begle); and remarks on research in mathematics education (Wall). The discussions provoked by these papers are also reported, together with the Seminar's conclusions and recommendations. The second part of this volume reports a survey of mathematics education in the participating countries (almost all of Western Europe, plus Canada and the United States) under four headings: the extent of mathematics study; the training of mathematics teachers; curriculum, supervision and learning materials; and subject matter and examinations. (MM)
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Curriculum, Educational Development, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Modern Mathematics, Secondary School Mathematics, Surveys, Teacher Education
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).