ERIC Number: ED440848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Making Authentic Mathematics Work for All Students.
Forman, Susan L.; Steen, Lynn Arthur
In an attempt to improve education for all students, U.S. educators and employers have independently developed voluntary national standards for academic subjects and for various occupational skill clusters. These standards pose a special challenge to mathematics: to develop a core curriculum suitable for all students that is grounded in authentic, concrete tasks in which important mathematics is embedded in meaningful and realistic problems from life and work. A core curriculum rooted in credible and concrete problems refining only elementary tools will make high school mathematics work for all students. (Contains 21 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Mathematics Education, Relevance (Education)
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Contribution to a Working Group at the Meeting of the International Congress on Mathematics Education (Seville, Spain, 1986).