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Mathematics Education in the United States and Canada

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By the early nineteenth century, public education was expanding as the United States and Canada developed westward and mathematics entered the curriculum. Schools taught arithmetic as a basic skill, and colleges and universities began to require algebra and geometry, as well as arithmetic, for admission. During the next two centuries, teacher preparation moved into higher education institutions, and mathematics education became a field of practice and an academic subject. Progressivism, the new math movement, and the standards movement affected school mathematics somewhat, but their primary influence was in helping to establish the community of mathematics educators in both countries.

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  • Mathematics Education
  • Mathematics Teacher
  • School Mathematic
  • Normal School
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Kilpatrick, J. (2014). Mathematics Education in the United States and Canada. In: Karp, A., Schubring, G. (eds) Handbook on the History of Mathematics Education. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-9155-2_16

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