ERIC Number: ED429844
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Principles and Standards for School Mathematics: Discussion Draft.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.
This document represents the next step by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) in its efforts to ensure quality, indicate goals, and promote positive change in mathematics education for grades pre-K-12. Following an introduction in Chapter 1, Chapter 2 elaborates on six guiding principles for school mathematics instructional programs. An overview of the 10 standards is provided in Chapter 3, followed by grade band elaboration chapters for grades pre-K-2 (Chapter 4), grades 3-5 (Chapter 5), grades 6-8 (Chapter 6), and grades 9-12 (Chapter 7). Chapter 8 is planned for inclusion in the final version of Principles and Standards that will focus on implementation and policy implications. This draft offers an outline of Chapter 8 and invites readers to submit comments and reactions. This draft of Principles and Standards includes a number of substantive and structural features that are different from the original Standards documents, the most significant structural feature being that this product is presented in both print and electronic format. The production of this document in electronic format will allow a richer array of examples to illuminate and extend the ideas provided in the text and make possible the inclusion of links to resource and background materials. Contains 160 references. (ASK)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Assessment, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Preschool Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Teaching Methods
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1593; CD-ROM and at Web site: http://standards-e.nctm.org
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.