ERIC Number: ED037333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
The Continuing Revolution in Mathematics.
Seyfert, Warren C.
This publication provides reports from several mathematics educators on the gains that have been made, and the problems still unsolved, related to curriculum activities in mathematics. Answers to certain key questions which are basic in curriculum development are explored--(1) What are the goals of teaching mathematics, (2) What mathematical ideas, skills, attitudes, and habits can be most effectively developed at a given grade level, (3) How should programs be varied to provide for different levels of ability, (4) How do we teach for transfer so that mathematical ideas will be used in solving problems, (5) What degree of rigor or mathematical precision in language and logic is appropriate at various grade levels, (6) What emphasis should be given to computational skill, (7) What is the role of the computer in the mathematics program, (8) How do we prepare teachers for the new programs, (9) How do we evaluate the effectiveness of a new mathematics program, (10) What criteria should be used in selecting instructional materials, (11) How shall the achievement of students of different ability be graded, and (12) How are students selected for different curriculum tracks. Discussions are intended to point to resolutions of these questions as well as to help determine the kind of mathematics programs available and appropriate for your school. (RP)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Instruction, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Modern Mathematics, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Education
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1201 Sixteenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.
Identifiers: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Note: Reprint from the National Association of Secondary-School Principals Bulletin, No. 327, April 1968