# How Mathematics Education in Ohio Impacted the Nation

## Laying the Groundwork for Reform

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Mathematics education history, equity, technology, curriculum reform, Ohio State University## Abstract

This article describes significant contributions of OSU professors Arnold Ross, F. Joe Crosswhite, and others, who played key roles in providing access to appropriate mathematics for all students. Behind-the-scenes stories and personal anecdotes from the Ukraine to the OSU campus reveal how they laid the groundwork for improving the way mathematics is currently taught and the preparation of those who teach it, especially with regard to equity and technology. The article provides an insightful look into OSU’s lasting impact on mathematics education.

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*Ohio Journal of School Mathematics*,

*97*(1), 30–42. Retrieved from https://ohiomathjournal.org/index.php/OJSM/article/view/9990

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