ERIC Number: ED241347
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Education in the 80's: Mathematics.
Hill, Shirley, Ed.
Issues in school mathematics programs are considered in this book. In the first section, mathematics education at the start of the decade is examined through two articles: a discussion of the status of mathematics programs and of prospects for the 80s, and an interpretation of the results of the second national mathematics assessment of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The next five articles discuss the basics: the role of computation in the curriculum, the basic nature of measurement, the increasing importance of estimation, experiences with finding and using data, and the scope of problem solving in the curriculum. Section 3, on the tools of technology, contains suggestions for using calculators and a discussion of the increasing importance of computers in school mathematics. In section 4, mathematics as a critical filter is considered in two final articles: one on women and mathematics and one on the case for a new high school mathematics curriculum. (MNS)
Descriptors: Calculators, Computation, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Estimation (Mathematics), Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Measurement, Microcomputers, Problem Solving, Sex Differences, Statistics
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Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.