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new math

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noun
  1. 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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Origin of new math

First recorded in 1965–70
Also called new mathematics.
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