ERIC Number: ED226970
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
The Agenda in Action. 1983 Yearbook.
Shufelt, Gwen, Ed.; Smart, James R., Ed.
This National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Yearbook shows how NCTM's recommendations for improving mathematics education--contained in the booklet, An Agenda for Action--are being implemented in schools. The 27 articles are grouped under 8 headings, corresponding to the 8 recommendations in the Agenda. The articles apply to all levels of mathematics teaching from kindergarten through teacher education. Section 1 has a general article on problem solving, followed by articles giving specific suggestions on teaching problem solving. Section 2 includes a variety of articles illustrating that teaching basics means more than practicing computation. Section 3 shows some ideas for incorporating calculators and computers in mathematics instruction. In section 4 are examples of instructional strategies and activities that promote an effective learning environment. Section 5 describes new approaches to evaluating mathematics students and interpreting test results. Section 6 reports promising attempts to implement a more flexible curriculum in mathematics. Section 7 looks ahead to what the next decade may hold in store for the teaching profession. Finally, section 8 takes into account how necessary public support is in assuring that the Agenda has a long-lasting effect. (MNS)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Calculators, Computation, Computers, Course Descriptions, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Microcomputers, Problem Solving, Public Support, Resource Materials, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Testing, Yearbooks
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.