Mathematics in Commonwealth Schools

Report of a Specialist Conference held at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad, September 1968

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This report aims to help those concerned to further mathematical education, at all levels, in Commonwealth countries.



Fundamental Ideas and Objectives of Mathematical Education

I am deeply indebted to the organizers of this Commonwealth Conference on Mathematics in Schools for having invited me to present the lead paper in this first session. I regard this invitation as a great honour, a great challenge, and a great opportunity. Yet, I must confess, I am also very much embarrassed by it.


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