# M Is Not Just for STEM: How Myths about the Purposes of Mathematics Education Have Narrowed Mathematics Curricula in the United States

## Abstract

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## 1. Introduction

## 2. First Principles of Mathematics Education in the 20th Century

## 3. A ‘New’ Mathematics of the Cold War Era

## 4. Traditionalists Strike Back: The Back to Basics Movement

## 5. The Math Wars

## 6. Finding Common Ground

## 7. Gains and Losses in Mathematics Curricula in the U.S.

## 8. Return of Mathematics for Democracy?

## 9. Conclusions

## Conflicts of Interest

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