Mathematics
数学教育
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The Guidelines for the Course of Study 《→gakushu shido yoryo 学習指導要領 Guidelines for the Course of Study》 for senior high schools state that the objectives of teaching mathematics are "to deepen understanding of the basic concepts, principles, and laws of mathematics, to increase the capacity for mathematical thinking and understanding of phenomena, to cultivate creative thinking through practice of mathematics, and, at the same time raise students' awareness of the value of the mathematical perspective and thinking and foster their desire to actively use these tools." Students must complete either "The Basics of Mathematics" or "Mathematics I."

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