ERIC Number: ED058048
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Recommendations on Course Content for the Training of Teachers of Mathematics, 1971.
Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics, Berkeley, CA.
This document is a revision of the 1961 report of the same title, taking into account the many changes which have occurred in school mathematics in the past decade. Four objectives of mathematics training are identified and discussed: (1) understanding of concepts and structure; (2) facility with applications; (3) ability to solve problems; and (4) development of computational skills. Specific course recommendations are made at four levels: (I) elementary school teachers (grades K-6); (II-E) specialist mathematics teachers, coordinators and middle school mathematics teachers (grades 5-8); (II-J) junior high school mathematics teachers (grades 7-9); and (III) high school mathematics teachers (grades 7-12). Appendices give details of the content of the proposed courses, including alternative sequences for Level I. Special features of these courses are an emphasis on mathematics as a unified subject (no separate courses in algebra or geometry are recommended for Level I); a constant reference to the importance of the applications of mathematics; the use of flow charts and computers at various levels; and a second course in geometry for high school teachers, using vectors and transformations. (MM)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Guidelines, Integrated Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Associations, Teacher Education
CUPM, P. O. Box 1024, Berkeley, California 94701 (Free)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics, Berkeley, CA.