CEEB Report of the Committee on Mathematics

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# Nine-point Program of mathematics for college preparatory
students:

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# 1. Strong preparation, both in concepts and skills, for colleg
mathematics at the level of calculus and analytic geometry

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# 2. Understanding the nature and role of deductive reasoning
-- in algebra, as well as in geometry

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# 3. Appreciation of mathematical structure ("patterns")
-- for example, properties of natural, rational, real, and complex
numbers

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# 4. Judicious use of unifying ideas -- sets, variables, functions
and relations

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# 5. Treatment of inequalities along with equations

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# 6. Incorporation with plane geometry of some coordinate geometry,
and essentials of solid geometry and space perception

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# 7. Introduction in grade 11 of fundamental trigonometry --
centered on coordinates, vectors, and complex numbers.

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# 8. Emphasis in grade 12 on elementary functions (polynomial,
exponential, circular)

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# 9. Recommendation of additional alernative units for grade
12: either introductory probability with statistical application
or an introduction to modern algebra.