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ERIC Number: ED463139
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Pages: 10
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Four Reactions to "Principles and Standards for School Mathematics."
Addington, Susan; Clemens, Herbert; Howe, Roger; Saul, Mark
Notices of the AMS, v47 n9 pp1072-1079 Oct 2000
This essay presents four reactions to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) "Principles and Standards for School Mathematics" (PSSM). The four respondents include three university mathematics professors and one teacher. The first author describes the publication as refreshingly free of mathematics education jargon, carefully organized, and written with significant input from mathematicians. The second author states that PSSM is a responsible, insightful, balanced, and inspiring document. The third author acknowledges the strengths of the document but argues that there is too much emphasis on curriculum and insufficient emphasis on teacher training. The final author imagines the document being read 100 years after its publication and concludes that it is an important, if flawed, document, particularly in the area of geometry. (MM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
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Language: English
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