ERIC Number: ED364403
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
The Metamorphosis of Mathematics Education. FOCUS 27.
Carlson, Carol Gordon
This booklet explains the background, rationale, and issues addressed in the NCTM Curriculum and Evaluation Standards. A detailed vignette of a classroom lesson is presented as an example of what is envisioned for the future. A comparison of the differences between the reform urged by the Standards and the efforts of the "New Math" movement is described. Some issues discussed include: (1) the emphasis on problem solving and reasoning; (2) the importance of making connections between mathematics and other disciplines; (3) a continuing role for rote learning; (4) accepting calculators and computers in mathematics instruction; (5) revising assessment strategies; and (6) the role teachers need to play in mathematics education reform. (DE)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Strategies, Mathematics Education, National Standards, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Technology Integration
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.