ERIC Number: ED294747
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Toward a Scientific Practice of Mathematics Education.
This document asserts that mathematics is becoming essential to many more disciplines. The paper is an attempt to describe the sorts of curricular changes which many mathematics educators are now recommending. The paper discusses: (1) mathematical power; (2) mathematics instruction; (3) new research directions; (4) mathematical thinking and learning; (5) rote learning; (6) the development of subject matter; (7) problem solving strategies; (8) metacognition and "executive control"; (9) the use of the calculator and computer technology; (10) the effects of calculators and computers; and (11) future directions of research. It concludes that the need for a structural scientific approach to curriculum and instructional development in mathematics has never been greater. A four-page list of references is provided. (TW)
Descriptors: Calculators, College Mathematics, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Rote Learning, Secondary School Mathematics
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Conference "Toward a Scientific Practice of Science Education" (Berkeley, CA, January 14-17, 1988).