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I've been looking everywhere for even a short summary of the content of the 1960s New Mathematics Math education reform in the US but I cannot ;-;

Does anyone know?

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See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Math#Modern_exercises. Maybe you can get your hands on: Kline, Morris (1973). Why Johnny Can't Add: The Failure of the New Math. New York: St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-394-71981-6 –  Amzoti Sep 30 '13 at 12:43
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Not really a mathematics question... –  lhf Sep 30 '13 at 12:49
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@lhf Seems to fit its tags (reference-request, math-history, and education) quite well to me. –  Greg Hill Sep 30 '13 at 13:26
    
sigh I used to own a complete set of the SMSG texts and teachers’ guides, but I finally got rid of them a number of years ago. –  Brian M. Scott Oct 1 '13 at 1:59

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Perhaps the primary source would be the documents created by the School Mathematics Study Group.

[...] the School Mathematics Study Group (SMSG) created and implemented a primary and secondary school curriculum between 1958 and 1977 that was widely known as the "new math."

Some films made by the group are found here.

(For context surrounding the "New Math" reform, see "A Brief History of American K-12 Mathematics Education in the 20th Century" by David Klein.)

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