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a system for teaching fundamental concepts of mathematics by the use of set theory
Mathematics taught in elementary and secondary schools that constructs mathematical relationships from set theory. Also called new mathematics.
- (pejorative) The methodology used to arrive at an unreasonably incorrect answer for a mathematical calculation.
- She quickly calculated the tip to be $45.00 on the restaurant tab of $110.50, apparently using new math.
From the dramatic change in teaching practices for mathematics in the 1960s in America.