id: 05490315
dt: j
an: 2009a.00017
au: Bressoud, David M.
ti: Is the sky still falling?
so: Notices Am. Math. Soc. 56, No. 1, 20-25 (2009).
py: 2009
pu: American Mathematical Society (AMS), Providence, RI
la: EN
cc: A45
ut: mathematics students; study choice; empirical investigations; USA
ci:
li: http://www.ams.org/notices/200901/tx090100020p.pdf
ab: Summary: Over the past decade mathematicians have been increasingly
concerned about the number of undergraduate students studying
mathematics and the consequences thereof, an important one being a
possible decreasing need for mathematics faculties to teach them. The
author reviews current data, finding cause for both optimism, in
increasing numbers, and pessimism, in declining percentages.
rv: