# new math

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### Noun edit

- (US, education, historical) A dramatic and short-lived change in the teaching of mathematics in grade schools in the 1960s, focusing on abstract topics such as symbolic logic, to the detriment of simple arithmetic etc.
- (derogatory, by extension) The methodology used to arrive at an unreasonably incorrect answer for a mathematical calculation.
*She quickly calculated the tip to be $45.00 on the restaurant tab of $110.50, apparently using***new math**.