ERIC Number: ED334075
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Implementing the Mathematics Standards. Monograph No. 1. Fall 1989. Standards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Underhill, Bob, Ed.
This monograph is the first in a series of three dealing with the curriculum and evaluation standards for grades K-4 as promulgated by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). The publication of the standards marks a new guidepost in the evolution of mathematics education and signals the impact of the information society upon all citizens through the recognition of the importance of the mathematical skills involving problem solving, estimation, reasonableness of computed results, and use of technology, among others. Included in this first volume are: (1) introductory information concerning the mathematics essential to 21st century citizens as well as the summary changes in the K-4 curriculum; (2) essays, sample problems, and activities dealing with Standard #1, problem solving; (3) activities and real-world applications revolving around Standard #2, mathematical communication; (4) sample problems and activities concerning Standard #3, mathematical reasoning; (5) reflections and activities involving Standard #4, mathematical connections; (6) essays, examples, and activities affecting Standard #5, mathematical estimation; and (7) appendices that contain the NCTM position statements pertaining to both calculator usage and mathematics leadership within the elementary school venue and suggestions for curriculum development and staff implementation. (JJK)
Descriptors: Calculators, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Estimation (Mathematics), Instructional Materials, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, National Standards, Problem Solving
Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics, c/o Bill Setzer, 526 College Avenue, Salem, VA 24153.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Blacksburg.
Identifiers: NCTM Curriculum and Evaluation Standards; Virginia
Note: For related documents, see SE 052 163-164.