ERIC Number: ED410126
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
Fostering Algebraic and Geometric Thinking: Selections from the NCTM Standards.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.
These excerpts from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Standards support the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) Resource Kit by offering some context for discussing the teaching of algebra and geometry seen in the videotapes that are also part of the kit. The Standards describe the mathematics content that all students should know and be able to do. This document is divided into grade levels K-4, 5-8, and 9-12 with each level having 12 to 14 standards. The curriculum standards for grades K-4 include 13 standards and excerpts on geometry/spatial sense and patterns/relationships are presented. The curriculum standards for grades 5-8 contain an overview of those 13 standards plus a list of features which should be included in the 5-8 curriculum. Summaries are presented for the standards on patterns and functions, algebra, and geometry. The section on standards for grades 9-12 discusses background, underlying assumptions, features of this content, and patterns of instruction. The excerpts for grades 9-12 address algebra, functions, geometry from a synthetic perspective, and geometry from an algebraic perspective. (AIM)
Descriptors: Algebra, Elementary Secondary Education, Geometry, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Skills, Minimum Competencies, Standards
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study