
05490315
j
2009a.00017
Bressoud, David M.
Is the sky still falling?
Notices Am. Math. Soc. 56, No. 1, 2025 (2009).
2009
American Mathematical Society (AMS), Providence, RI
EN
A45
mathematics students
study choice
empirical investigations
USA
http://www.ams.org/notices/200901/tx090100020p.pdf
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.