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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hey all,

I've read a few threads on how US mathematics education 40+ years ago was very different compared to what it is today (both in high school and college). I was wondering if people could describe the specific differences. Furthermore, do you guys remember what books were used back then? I read a book "Surely you're joking Mr. Feynman" where he talked about how he learned a calculus trick by reading "Advanced Calculus" by Woods, and I was wondering if there were other old gems which people might now know as well today.

Thanks.

I've read a few threads on how US mathematics education 40+ years ago was very different compared to what it is today (both in high school and college). I was wondering if people could describe the specific differences. Furthermore, do you guys remember what books were used back then? I read a book "Surely you're joking Mr. Feynman" where he talked about how he learned a calculus trick by reading "Advanced Calculus" by Woods, and I was wondering if there were other old gems which people might now know as well today.

Thanks.