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Mathematics under Hardship Conditions in the Third World
Neal I. Koblitz
AMS-MAA Joint Lecture Series
1992; 60 minutes; VHS
ISBN-10: 0-8218-8067-5
ISBN-13: 978-0-8218-8067-8
List Price: US$49.95
Individual Members: US$39.96
Institutional Members: US$37.46
Order Code: VIDEO/71
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What is the situation for mathematics in the Third World? In this lively and controversial videotaped lecture, Koblitz examines such questions as why mathematics research flourishes in Vietnam, while other countries contend with "brain drain" to the United States and Europe. He also looks at mathematics education in Central America, where the "New Math" craze took hold, sometimes with disastrous results. Anyone with an interest in international issues of mathematics research and education will enjoy this eye-opening lecture. (Orono, ME, 1991)

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