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ERIC Number: ED226970
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 245
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87353-201-5
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)
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.