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ERIC Number: ED404190
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Mathematics: An Introduction to the NCTM Standards.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.
This brochure explains a number of aspects of the standards established by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics for mathematics education. The three sets of standards are: (1) Curriculum and Evaluation Standards; (2) Professional Standards for Teaching Mathematics; and (3) Assessment Standards for School Mathematics. Contained in the brochure is an explanation of the rationale for having standards for mathematics education; a discussion of the nature of standards and their application in other professions; an overview of each set of standards; a description of the components of the vision for change in mathematics education; details about thought processes and decision making skills that students need and how those skills change as we advance further into the information age; and a discussion of how schools and programs move towards active student learning, environments that support learning, and ongoing assessment based on multiple sources. (DDR)
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 (stock #628); e-mail:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.