a unified, sequential system of teaching arithmetic and mathematics in accord with set theory so as to reveal basic concepts: used in some U.S. schools, especially in the 1960s and 1970s.
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Also called new mathematics.
Origin of new math
First recorded in 1965–70
Words nearby new math
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British Dictionary definitions for new maths
(functioning as singular) British an approach to mathematics in which the basic principles of set theory are introduced at an elementary level
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