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ERIC Number: ED202708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Elementary Mathematics: Priorities for the 1980s. Fastback 157.
Fennell, Francis M.
This document examines the past, present, and future of elementary school mathematics. The impact of the modern mathematics movement in the curriculum is assessed and the factors behind the back-to-basics movement are analyzed. The text presents factors considered to be the real basics in mathematics of the eighties based on the recommendations of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The view promoted is that during the coming years, elementary mathematics teachers must be concerned with the logical, social, and psychological criteria of the elementary mathematics curriculum. The neglect of any one of these criteria is seen as a shortchange in students' mathematics education. (MP)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Individualized Instruction, Instruction, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics History, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Program Design
Phi Delta Kappa, Eighth and Union, Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402 (Single copy $0.75, PDK members $0.60; Discounts on quantity orders).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.