ERIC Number: ED218141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Mathematics: What Is Basic? Occasional Paper No. 31.
Willoughby, Stephen S.
This material considers the questions of: 1) What is basic in mathematics? 2) What mathematics do all children need for their lives in a society that depends on technology? and 3) What do pupils need in order to go on and learn the mathematics they will need for access to jobs in business, industry, and careers in the professions? What mathematics is and why people should learn it, is explained. The new mathematics is placed in perspective, and things that can be done to help make mathematics accessible and acceptable to all, are discussed. (MP)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Basic Education, Washington, DC.