ERIC Number: ED408175
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Missouri's Framework for Curriculum Development in Mathematics K-12.
Coutts, Linda; And Others
Missouri's Frameworks for Curriculum Development in Mathematics acknowledges that teachers will bring the vision, ideals, and principles of the Show-Me Standards into their classrooms in exciting and innovative ways. The role of the frameworks is to provide districts with a "frame" for building curricula using the standards as a foundation. The frameworks provide indicators of what students should know and be able to do by the end of grades 4, 8, and 12. The frameworks contain suggested resources, discussions of issues and current practices, and examples of quality student work. Many of the suggested activities encourage an integrated, interdisciplinary curriculum. The final section provides a discussion of how districts might begin to explore the advantages of curriculum integration. The strands include: (1) problem solving; (2) communication; (3) reasoning; (4) connections; (5) number sense; (6) geometric and spatial sense; (7) data analysis, probability, and statistics; (8) patterns and relationships; (9) mathematical systems and number theory; and (10) discrete mathematics. The section on suggested practices for teaching and learning mathematics contains topics such as basic knowledge, technology, connections and active learning, problem solving, varied instructional methods, communication and reasoning, classroom climate, and assessment. Contains 12 references. (JRH)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Problem Solving, State Curriculum Guides, State Standards, Teaching Methods
Missouri Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City.