ERIC Number: ED107529
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Secondary School Mathematics Curriculum.
Kolb, John R.; Waters, William M., Jr.
This report begins with a brief historical sketch of the origins of the mathematics curriculum and the responsiveness of mathematics curriculum to the demands of society. The current North Carolina mathematics curriculum is then described and evaluated. A "strands" approach to the development of curriculum and a framework for planning are then proposed. This framework is based on consideration of courses as student-centered (e.g., applied mathematics, consumer mathematics), subject-centered (e.g., algebra I, geometry) and mixed (e.g., business mathematics, applied geometry). The rationale for these strands is provided, and sequences of courses which students might elect are diagrammed. Individual courses, including a remedial clinic, are then described. Descriptions include sample materials where available, discussion of objectives and topics to be covered, and an overview of special issues related to each course. (SD)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Report to the Division of Mathematics, North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction and the State Advisory Council on Secondary School Mathematics, November 74