ERIC Number: ED425934
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
High School Mathematics at Work: Essays and Examples for the Education of All Students.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Mathematical Sciences Education Board.
Traditionally, vocational mathematics and precollege mathematics have been separate in schools. This book illuminates the interplay between technical and academic mathematics. This collection of essays by mathematicians, educators, and other experts is enhanced with illustrative tasks from workplace and everyday contexts that suggest ways to strengthen high school mathematics education. Chapters include: (1) "Mathematics as a Gateway to Student Success" (Dale Parnell); (2) "Market Launch" (Rol Fessenden); (3) "Integrating Vocational and Academic Education" (Thomas Bailey); (4) "The Importance of Workplace and Everyday Mathematics" (Jean E. Taylor); (5) "Working with Algebra" (Daniel Chazan and Sandra Callis Bethell); (6) "Science and Mathematics Education: Finding Common Ground" (Jane Butler Kahle); (7) "SCANS and Mathematics--Supporting the Transition from Schools to Careers" (Arnold Packer); (8) "Thinking about the SAT" (William Linder-Scholer); (9) "Extended Response Tasks in International Contexts" (John Dossey); (10) "Fitting Tasks to Curriculum" (Zalman Usiskin); (11) "Mathematics as a Way of Thinking about Things" (Albert A. Cuoco); (12) "Preparing Students for Postsecondary Education" (Harvey B. Keynes); (13) "Pedagogical Implications for Problem-Centered Teaching" (Glenda T. Lappan); (14) "The Role of Complex Mathematical Tasks in Teacher Education" (Gilbert J. Cuevas); and (15) "Assessment Conversations as a Tool for Reform" (Paul G. LeMahieu and Marsha T. Horton). (ASK)
Descriptors: Algebra, Education Work Relationship, Educational Assessment, High Schools, Higher Education, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Relevance (Education), Teaching Methods
National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20418; Web site: http://www.nap.edu ($27.95; $22.36 Web site discount price).
Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Mathematical Sciences Education Board.
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