ERIC Number: ED334076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Implementing the Mathematics Standards. Monograph No. 2. Winter 1989-90. Standards 6 through 9.
Underhill, Bob, Ed.
This monograph is the second 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 second volume are: (1) introductory information concerning the summary changes in the K-4 curriculum as well as essays pertaining to the sequencing and inherent richness of mathematical activities; (2) sample problems and activities dealing with Standard #6, number sense and numeration; (3) activities revolving around Standard #7, whole number operations; (4) sample problems and activities concerning Standard #8, whole number computations; (5) reflections and activities involving Standard #9, geometry and spatial sense; (6) additional activities designed for an independent mathematics center with calculator applications; and (7) appendices that contain the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics position statements pertaining to both calculator usage and testing, and the NCTM position statements on metrication, selection and implementation of instructional materials, and the talented and gifted student. (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 052 162-164.