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Definition of "new math" []

  • Mathematics taught in elementary and secondary schools that constructs mathematical relationships from set theory. Also called new mathematics. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "new math" in a sentence
  • "To make matters worse, new math subskills have old math subskills sequestered within them."