**ERIC Number:**ED201478

**Record Type:**RIE

**Publication Date:**1980

**Pages:**268

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**ISBN:**ISBN-0-8211-1114-0

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Selected Issues in Mathematics Education.

Lindquist, Mary Montgomery, Ed.

This document examines specifically relevant issues and offers useful guidance in making decisions for elementary and secondary school mathematics education in the 1980's. The expertise of 19 authors is reflected in 14 chapters that provide an overview of mathematics today and recommendations for the future. The individual chapters are titled: (1) Assessing the Mathematics Curriculum Today; (2) Problem Solving: Is It a Problem?; (3) The Role of Computation; (4) Measurement; How Much?; (5) Knowing Rational Numbers; Ideas and Symbols; (6) Probability and Statistics; Today's Ciphering; (7) Geometry; What Shape for a Comprehensive, Balanced Curriculum?; (8) The Role of Manipulative Materials in the Learning of Mathematical Concepts; (9) Computers and Calculators in the Mathematics Classroom; (10) Attitudes and Mathematics; (11) Sex-Related Issues in Mathematics Education; (12) The Teacher Variable in Mathematics Instruction; (13) National Assessment: A Perspective of Students' Mastery of Basic Mathematics Skills; and (14) Recommendations for School Mathematics Programs of the 1980's. (MP)

Descriptors: Content Analysis, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Literature Reviews, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Social Problems

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 ($15.00; Individual members, bookstores, or orders of 10 or more copies to one address earn a discount of 20% off the list price).

**Publication Type:**Information Analyses; Opinion Papers

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**Language:**English

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**Authoring Institution:**National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.; National Society for the Study of Education, Chicago, IL.

**Identifiers:**Mathematics Education Research