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ERIC Number: ED421354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Mathematics in the Elementary School.
Ediger, Marlow
This paper discusses the various aspects of mathematics teaching and learning at the elementary school level. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards are reviewed by giving examples and a list of principles of learning in mathematics is offered. Principles include the following: 1) the need for pupils to perceive learning activities that are meaningful; 2) mathematics teachers needs to pay attention to the rate of presentation at which pupils may understand and attach meaning to what is taught; 3) the need for pupils to experience a variety of learning opportunities in the mathematics curriculum; 4) the need to experience individual and collaborative endeavors; 5) the need for teachers to minimize lecturing as a method of instruction; 6) the need for a work environment that is conducive to achieving in mathematics; 7) "mathematics for all" is important to stress; 8) achievement in three main categories of objectives in mathematics; 9) emphasis on a hands-on approach to learning; and 10) application of that which has been learned. (ASK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A