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ERIC Number: ED507511
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct-6
Pages: 129
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-87353-631-8
Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Addressing the direction of high school mathematics in the 21st century, this resource builds on the ideas of NCTM's Principles and Standards for School Mathematics and focuses on how high school mathematics can better prepare students for future success. Reasoning and sense making are at the heart of the high school curriculum. Discover the components of mathematical reasoning and sense making in grades 9-12, including: reasoning habits that instruction should develop across the curriculum; key elements for reasoning in five content strands; and examples that illustrate the roles of teachers and students in the classroom specialists to reshape the conversation about high school mathematics and shift the curriculum toward an emphasis on reasoning and sense making for all students.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 9; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics