Research trends with regard to the instruction of mathematics in some western countries by D. J. Van den Berg

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StatementD. J. Van den Berg ; translated by C. P. Kleyn.
SeriesReport O ;, no. 71
LC ClassificationsQA14.E9 V3613
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 40, vi p. ;
Number of Pages40
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Open LibraryOL4478106M
ISBN 10086965506X
LC Control Number79305917

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