ERIC Number: ED272367
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Mathematics 7-8. Minimum Standards Leadership Series 1985.
Guidelines concerning the development, supervision, and implementation of seventh and eighth grade mathematics curricula are presented in this document. Section one gives a brief overview of the grades K through six curriculum, providing terminal objectives for grade six. Section two describes traditional tasks in the curriculum for grades seven and eight and discusses Algebra I. The third section addresses specific curriculum components: (1) variables and literal expressions; (2) equations and inequalities; (3) geometry; (4) measurement; (5) probability and combinations; (6) problem solving; (7) applications; (8) functions and relations; (9) statistics; (10) technology; and (11) numbers and numeration. Each component is discussed, with specific objectives and sample problems and activities. The fourth section identifies and discusses questions related to specific and crucial issues in mathematics education. They are: (1) time on task; (2) calculators and computers; (3) mathematics anxiety; (4) sex equity; (5) ability grouping; (6) learning disabilities; and (7) teacher preparation. Also, the Second International Study of Mathematics is reviewed. The appendices contain resource material for each of the issue areas except mathematics anxiety, and also the solution to problems given as examples in section three. (JM)
Descriptors: Algebra, Cognitive Objectives, Computation, Computers, Curriculum Development, Grade 7, Grade 8, Instructional Improvement, Junior High Schools, Learning, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics Anxiety, Mathematics Education, Objectives, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Sex Bias, Time on Task
Ohio Department of Education, Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, 65 South Front Street, Columbus, OH 43215.
Publication Type: Guides - General
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Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education.
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