**The Late
Professor Morris Kline**

Obituary:
The New York Times

**Lecture:
Pea Soup, Tripe and
Mathematics**

**The Book:
Why Johnny Can't Add**

Up to Chapter
2:
Preface, plus a
taste.

Chapter 3: The Origin of the
Modern Mathematics Movement.

Chapter 4: The Deductive Approach
to Mathematics.

Chapter 5 &
Chapter 6: Rigor & The Language of
Mathematics

Chapter 7 &
Chapter 8: Mathematics for
Mathematics' Sake & The New Contents of the New Mathematics

Chapter 9:
The Testimony of Tests.

Chapter 10:
The Deeper Reasons for the New Mathematics.

Chapter 11:
The Proper Direction for Reform.

**The Book:
Why The Professor Can't Teach**

Up to Chapter 2

Chapter 3:
The Nature of Current Mathematical
Research.

Chapter 4: The Conflict Between Research and teaching.

Chapter 5: The Debasement of Undergraduate Teaching.

Chapter 6: The Illiberal Mathematician.

Chapter 7: The Undefiled Mathematician.

Chapter 8: The Misdirection of High School Education.

Chapter 9: Some Light at the Beginning of the Tunnel - Elementary
Education.

Chapter 10: Follies of the Marketplace: A Tirade on Tents.

Chapter 11: Some Mandatory Reforms.

Bibliography
and Index

Important Note!

The title of this book, which seems to cast aspersions on the competence
of professors, is misleading. The author submitted a dozen or so more
appropriate titles but the publisher was intransigent. Obviously he wished
to trade on the name of his earlier publication **
Why Johnny Can't Add**, which
had wide recognition.

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As the author's wife and sometime secretary, I can testify
that Morris Kline was keenly unhappy with the publisher's choice. This
book is not an attack on professors but is rather a wide-ranging critique
of undergraduate education. Indeed an appropriate, less jazzy title would
have been **A Critique Of Undergraduate
Education**.

Helen M. Kline

**Books by Morris
Kline**

Introduction to Mathematics
(co-author), Houghton Mifflin Co., 1937

The Theory of Electromagnetic Waves (editor), Inter-science Publishers,
1951

Mathematics in Western Culture, Oxford University Press, 1953

Mathematics and the Physical World, T. Y. Crowell Co., 1959

Mathematics, A Cultural Approach, Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 1962

Electromagnetic Theory and Geometrical Optics, John Wiley and Sons, 1965

Calculus, An intuitive and Physical Approach, John Wiley and Sons, 1967

Mathematics for Liberal Arts, Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 1967

Mathematics in the Modern World (editor), W. H. Freeman and Co., 1968

Mathematical Thought From Ancient to Modern Times, Oxford University
Press, 1972

Why Johnny Can't Add: The Failure of the New Mathematics, St. Martin's
Press, 1973

**Mark
Alder: I am very grateful for the kind permission of Professor Kline's
widow, Mrs Helen Kline to use the material on this section of
my website.**

Copyright © Helen M. Kline &
Mark Alder 2000

This version 22nd March
2001