Discussions of mathematics and education or mathematics and gender are often acrimonious rather than “civil, disciplined, and probing discourse.” (This phrase comes from the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences letter of appreciation to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics with regard to the process by which CBMS societies participated in the formation of the 2000 NCTM standards.)
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