ERIC Number: ED081643
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
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Report of the Conference on the K-12 Mathematics Curriculum, Snowmass, Colorado, June 21-June 24, 1973.
Fifty-five participants, representing a wide variety of professional backgrounds and views, met to generate ideas for means of improving the teaching of mathematics in the schools. Topics upon which reports were given include: (1) Goals for Mathematics Curriculums; (2) Teacher Education; (3) Problem Solving; (4) Applications; (5) Statistics; (6) Computers; and (7) Evaluation and Testing. Given under these topics are detailed suggestions for implementing proposals encompassing improved cooperation between the mathematics education community in the university and that in the schools, the examination of societal needs and the delineation of the goals of mathematics education to provide a basis for curriculum development, support for promising innovative pre- and in-service teacher training, implementation of basic research findings into the curricula for teacher education and for school students, preparation of topics with significant application of mathematics suitable for K-12 for use by teachers and authors, instruction in statistics at all grade levels, computer literacy as one of the objectives of mathematics education, and new directions and techniques to assess programs and student performance. (JP)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Mathematics Education Development Center.