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FROM THE 1940s: War Time Editorials

 

December 2006, Volume 100, Issue 5, Page 22

Abstract:
One editorial from February 1941 and the second from February 1942 editions. The first one is a reaction on another call to replace mathematics in schools with teaching students to think by “studying current controversial questions”. The second one constitutes response to school officials preaching the elimination of mathematics from the secondary schools. It discusses two letters from the Navy officials indicating critical shortage of qualified recruits due to the lack of mathematical skills of high school graduates.

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