ERIC Number: ED404112
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Mathematical Tasks and the NCTM Curriculum and Evaluation Standards.
Sutton, John T.; And Others
Recommendations for educational change are not focused just on curriculum. Recently a great deal of attention has been focused on reforming the evaluation and assessment of students' mathematical knowledge. Since standardized tests determine what topics will be taught in schools, it seems sensible to refine assessment prior to instituting major curricular change. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Curriculum and Evaluation Standards provide a clear picture of how to address mathematical assessment and can direct attention to areas that will provide a clearer picture of student understanding. This publication presents a Framework for Mathematical Tasks reflecting five components from the NCTM Standards: the Focus Areas, Problem Solving, Communication, Connections, and Power and Disposition. The framework is represented by a series of interactive cycles and is used to demonstrate how tasks can be constructed and examined. Appendices contain a student scoring rubric and question sets. (MKR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-Continent Regional Educational Lab., Aurora, CO.