Have Times Changed?
In 1933, the American Mathematical Monthly reported that: It is the consensus of opinion among college teachers of mathematics...that the secondary schools produce graduates with the following general characteristics:
- Worn out and weary of mathematics,
- No inspiration for individual investigation,
- No appreciation of accuracy,
- Not able to place a decimal point in its proper place,
- Direct and inverse proportions are meaningless.
Almost three-quarters of a century have passed...has anything changed?