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ERIC Number: ED471189
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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Listening Objectives in the Mathematics Curriculum.
Ediger, Marlow
Many students exhibit poor listening habits in the classroom, so that elementary and secondary teachers must do much repeating and reteaching of material. It is particularly important for students to listen well to achieve as much as possible in the mathematics curriculum. There are a plethora of sources available from which to select objectives in listening, including the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) publication entitled "Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics," a book which cites standards that pertain to communication, reasoning, and connections. To achieve NCTM's standards students will be listening to teacher directed learning activities, peer discussions, student participation in inductive and deductive learning experiences, demonstrations, problem solving activities, reflections on multimedia presentations, and basal textbook exercises. In addition to NCTM objectives, state-mandated objectives need to be implemented. State-mandated objectives have accompanying tests to measure learner achievement. Learning opportunities are chosen by the teacher to assist students in achieving the mandated objectives. In addition to NCTM objectives and state-mandated objectives, the teacher may wish to emphasize significant objectives in listening based on personal observations of children in the classroom. Conditions which hinder optimal student learning need to be assessed and positive changes made. Contains 9 references. (NKA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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