ERIC Number: ED404186
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Current Concepts in Teaching Mathematics.
The purpose of this paper is to determine what the literature in mathematics education indicates as being trends in learning opportunities, objective selection, and evaluation procedures. In discussing learning opportunities, the focus is on equity in curriculum, access to good teachers, and access to quality learning experiences. Research-based suggestions for increasing access to quality learning opportunities in classrooms are included. The history of a variety of philosophical approaches to schooling is provided, along with the implications of these philosophies for the selection of the objectives for student learning. Aspects of student evaluation procedures and their effects on instruction and curriculum are summarized with a focus on problem solving and the effect that certain instructional strategies have on student problem solving abilities. Contains 21 references. (DDR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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