ERIC Number: ED254424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Alternative Courses for Secondary School Mathematics.
Suydam, Marilyn N., Comp.; And Others
This booklet was designed to provide information on secondary school mathematics courses being developed or revised, reinforcing a National Council of Teachers of Mathematics recommendation calling for "a flexible curriculum with a greater range of options." A survey of mathematics supervisors led to the identification of over 450 persons who might be developing new courses; 147 replies were received, of which 74 courses were selected for this publication. Courses are presented in 12 categories: advanced mathematics, algebra, applications, business mathematics, computer mathematics, consumer mathematics, general mathematics, geometry, integrated mathematics, problem solving, statistics, and technical mathematics. For each course, information on 19 points are given: title of course, grade level(s)/length, site, date first taught, students allowed to enroll, why developed, objectives, prerequisites, course it precedes, persons involved in development, materials used, community resources utilized, teaching modes, special teaching skills/experience, number of students enrolled/completing, evaluation or indication of success, changes considered, course outline and topic/time, and contact person. Some sequences of courses are also listed. (MNS)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Materials, Objectives, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Student Characteristics, Surveys, Teaching Methods
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 ($4.50 each; 10 or more copies 20% off list price).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.
Note: Compiled by the Committee to Implement the Recommendations of "An Agenda for Action."