new math

noun

: basic mathematics taught with emphasis on abstraction and the principles of set theory

called also new mathematics

Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of new math was in 1964

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“New math.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/new%20math. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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