ERIC Number: ED022697
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1965-Jan
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A General Curriculum in Mathematics for Colleges.
Duren, W.L., Jr.
Described is a general college curriculum in mathematics that can be taught by a college staff with as few as four teachers. This report considers four related problems in mathematical education, particularly in colleges of arts and sciences. First, there is the problem of uncertainty about curriculum content and sequence. Second, the "revolution" in school mathematics has enabled the student of superior ability to move far ahead by the time he enters college. Third, not only is there a widening spread of capabilities among incoming students but there are now many kinds of mathematical knowledge which students seek. Finally, there is a problem of economy of staff and the more important economy of intellectual content. The program described is a basic one designed for the student who will use college mathematics and who brings to college a substantial high school mathematics preparation. (RP)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics, Berkeley, CA.