ERIC Number: ED327378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Mathematics Education for a Changing World.
Willoughby, Stephen S.
A discussion of mathematics curriculum and teaching methods based on the standards issued by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) is presented. The standards emphasize the connectedness of each of the branches of mathematics and underline the relationship of each branch to science and technology. The standards also propose teaching estimation, graphing, statistics, and probability at earlier stages than is now common. This text turns these new standards into a practical reality for teachers and administrators. Chapters include: (1) "Why Change?"; (2) "Recent Recommendations of Professional Groups"; (3) "Implementing Recommendations"; (4) "Problem Solving"; (5) "Technological Developments"; (6)"Connections"; and (7) "Fostering Change." (KR)
Descriptors: Calculators, College Mathematics, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Logical Thinking, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Problem Solving, Secondary School Mathematics, Standards, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Technology, Textbooks
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1250 N. Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1403 ($11.95).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.