ERIC Number: ED403130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Mathematics: Making a Living, Making a Life.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.
This document highlights what is needed to ensure excellence in mathematics education as teachers and schools prepare students for the world beyond the classroom. One goal of this publication is to inform parent groups, school boards, business leaders, and local policy makers of the changes taking place in mathematics education. The purpose of a strong foundation in mathematics is stated and a description of a modern mathematics classroom with a problem solving flowchart are included. A brief discussion of the standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) for curriculum, teaching, and assessment is provided. Specific changes in educational practice produced by adherence to NCTM standards are listed. Visible signs of change in classrooms, teachers, students, homework, tests, and grades are also described. (DDR)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Classroom Environment, Community Attitudes, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Excellence in Education, Homework, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Problem Solving, School Community Relationship, Standards, Student Evaluation
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1593.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.