ERIC Number: ED243670
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Recommendations on the Mathematical Preparation of Teachers. CUPM Panel on Teacher Training. MAA Notes, Number 2.
Mathematical Association of America, Berkeley, CA. Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics.
This document presents the latest set of recommendations on the mathematical preparation of elementary and secondary school teachers developed by the Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics (CUPM) of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). The introduction notes the background for the recommendations, and states that they are an effort to interpret in relatively concrete curricular terms the "Guidelines for the Preparation of Teachers of Mathematics" developed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). For each of the three levels considered--teachers of elementary school mathematics; specialists and coordinators of elementary school mathematics and teachers of middle school and junior high school mathematics; and teachers of high school mathematics --the recommendations provide both a guide to preservice preparation and a basis for programs of further professional development. The recommendations are designed to identify aspects of mathematics of particular importance, described in terms of semester courses. A summary and application of the recommendations are presented. The major portion of the document presents course descriptions for each level, including both objectives and mathematical topics, and references. (MNS)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Mathematical Association of America, Berkeley, CA. Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics.