ERIC Number: ED420487
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
American Indian Standards for Mathematics Education.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education Programs.
These American Indian standards for mathematics were developed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) for use by classroom teachers of American Indian students. They have been closely aligned with the 1989 "Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics," national standards currently in use in many BIA-funded schools. Each standard describes what mathematics should be included in the curriculum and possible student activities associated with that mathematics. Like the national standards, the American Indian standards are organized into grade level groupings of K-4, 5-8, and 9-12. The first four standards for each grade grouping cover problem solving, communication, reasoning, and mathematical connections. Other K-4 standards cover estimation, number sense and numeration, concepts of whole number operations, whole number computation, geometry and spatial sense, measurement, statistics and probability, fractions and decimals, and patterns and relationships. Other 5-8 standards cover number and number relationships, number systems and theory, computation and estimation, patterns and functions, algebra, statistics, probability, geometry, and measurement. Other 9-12 standards cover algebra, functions, geometry from synthetic and algebraic perspectives, and statistics. This document may also be used by American Indian nations as a guideline for developing tribally specific local standards. (SV)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Activities, Mathematical Applications, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, National Standards, Teaching Guides
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education Programs.