Introduction and Overview
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The situation is similar in the United Kingdom. Since the early 1960s, there have been intensive efforts to improve mathematical education in our schools, by intelligent, hard-working, and well-funded persons. Nevertheless, a research group based at London University recently reported that many children still understand some of the most important topics in mathematics no better after two or three years of secondary schooling than when they entered (Hart, 1981).