ERIC Number: ED465503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Equity in Standards-Based Elementary Mathematics Classrooms. Weaving Gender Equity into Math Reform.
This article discusses the issue of equity in standards-based elementary mathematics classrooms. It is argued that while some of the gaps in mathematics achievement have slowly diminished (e.g., differences in mathematics grades and participation rates between girls and boys in K-12 education have decreased), others remain intractable. Other sections in the article discuss the fact that stereotypes begin in the primary grades, solutions in the standards-based classroom, cooperative groups, and inquiry-based learning. (MM)
Descriptors: Cooperation, Educational Change, Elementary Education, Equal Education, Ethnicity, Gender Issues, Inquiry, Instructional Materials, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, National Standards, Sex Discrimination, Socioeconomic Status
TERC, Weaving Gender Equity, 2067 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02144. Tel: 617-547-0430. For full text: http://www.terc.edu/wge/equity.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: TERC, Cambridge, MA.