What happened to "new math"?

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35:37

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‘New math’ is remembered now as “a dismal mistake”, and has been called “one of the worst ideas of the 20th century”—but, to many of the brightest minds in education and mathematics, it seemed like a good idea at the time. So, where did ‘new math’ come from, and what went wrong? And sixty years later, what has it taught us about the nature of education reform?