ERIC Number: ED434029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Back to the Basics or Forward to the Basics--Which Philosophy Should We Embrace?
Mathematics Education Dialogues, v3 n1 Oct 1999
This focuses on movements to asses learning what is basic at various levels: movements to align curriculum to standards at all levels, and familial pressures to guarantee that children's mathematics education includes the mathematics of the future. This newsletter provides 15 articles on the above theme: (1) "What's Basic in Math Education: A View from Mathematically Correct;" (2) "Forward, with Caution, to (the New) Basics;" (3) "Basic Mathematics and the Public Perception;" (4) "The Basics: More Than Rote Learning of Basic Facts;" (5) "The Real Basics Are Children;" (6) "Middle School Basics;" (7) "Basic Betrayals: Middle School Mathematics;" (8) "Basic Skills Instruction is the Key to a Happy Marriage;" (9) "A Pythagorean View of the Basics;" (10) "Readers Respond to What's Basic;" (11) "Basic Skills Should Include Mental Computation;" (12) "Narrowing the Curriculum River;" (13) "A National Curriculum?;" (14) "Our Readers Count on Calculators;" and (15) "Questionnaire." (CCM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Knowledge Level, Mathematics Education, Standards
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-9988. Tel: 800-235-7566 (Toll Free); Tel: 703-620-9840.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.
Note: Supplement to the "NCTM News Bulletin."