Bernard L. Madison, Therese A. Hart's A challenge of numbers : people in the mathematical sciences PDF

By Bernard L. Madison, Therese A. Hart

Describes the conditions and concerns established on humans within the mathematical sciences, mostly scholars and academics at US schools and universities. right here, tendencies within the mathematical sciences' most respected source - its humans - are awarded narratively, graphically, and numerically as a knowledge base for policymakers.

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In the 1985 survey, computer science programs were treated separately, and attempts were made to separate the data on computer science programs that are located in mathematical sciences departments. Recent surveys have also asked for opinions on issues judged to be important by departments. The 1985–1986 CBMS Survey population is based on the 1982 NCES classification of 157 universities (95 public and 62 private), 427 public four-year colleges, 839 private four-year colleges, and 1,040 two-year colleges.

A high school graduate, regardless of courses taken, can usually find a place in some college or university. This clash between expectation and preparation is evident in public and private statements and in the growing overlap between material covered in college courses and that covered in high school courses. In no discipline is this more apparent than it is in mathematics. Several authors and studies have addressed this issue, and problem resolution is generally considered a shared responsibility as reflected in the following selected positions (CARN, 1983, pp.

Many believe that mathematics is a static subject and that success depends more on talent than on effort. S. S. students at both grade levels think mathematics and its subtopics are important, but only half of these students have an ease with mathematics, and less than half like mathematics. These attitudes toward mathematics at the high school level translate to fewer college freshmen who are interested in and prepared to pursue studies in mathematics. Students are not learning enough mathematics in high school to prepare themselves for college-level courses or for the future workplace.

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