new math

noun

Definition of new math 

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

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When all is said and done, Golden West will boast a new math and science building, a language arts complex, a cosmetology building and a business, social sciences and administrative office facility, said college spokesman Chris McLaughlin. Priscella Vega, latimes.com, "Golden West College construction projects aim to build a future of ‘innovation and invention’," 4 July 2018 The district had aimed to adopt a new math pathway during a future board meeting, with changes implemented for the 2018-19 school year. Priscella Vega, latimes.com, "Parents’ concerns halt Newport-Mesa plans for changing middle school math courses; more public input sought," 27 June 2018 Ramirez, the parent who became the new math and physics teacher, wishes real teachers could fill the positions. Belinda Soncini, miamiherald, "When Venezuelan teachers abandon low-pay jobs, parents are forced to become the teachers," 26 June 2018 Meanwhile, the sidelined, stay-at-home Mr. Parr is the center of a comic subplot that has him overmatched by domestic chores — dealing with his daughter’s teen meltdown, his son’s new math, and baby Jack-Jack’s manic energy. Gary Thompson, Philly.com, "'Incredibles 2': Worth the 14-year wait," 13 June 2018 In between feedings and putting out fires, Bob teaches his son Dash (Huckleberry Milner) how to conquer new math and, better yet, seeks help caring for the baby, Jack-Jack (Eli Fucile). Brad Bird, New York Times, "Review: ‘Incredibles 2’ Is a Fast Blast (With Red Flags)," 13 June 2018 And with this new math, the fractal pattern of pocket universes goes away. Brian Resnick, Vox, "Stephen Hawking’s final paper makes a hopeful case for the limits of existence," 3 May 2018 Baltimore has introduced a new math curriculum this year and will move to a new English curriculum next year. Liz Bowie, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore students score near bottom in reading, math on key national assessment," 10 Apr. 2018 Director of Instruction Tina Cassidy shared details of the new math elementary math curriculum. Alyssa Alfano, cleveland.com, "Medina school board discusses flags, curriculum and levy," 20 Mar. 2018

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1964, in the meaning defined above

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