ERIC Number: EJ819197
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Reference Count: 6
Journey into a Standards-Based Mathematics Classroom
Brucker, Elizabeth L.
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, v14 n5 p300-303 Dec 2008
A standards-based approach to mathematics involves using story problems to allow students to investigate a solution. This approach emphasizes an understanding of concepts and processes and assumes mastery of basic computation skills. This article will encourage teachers to continue teaching standards-based mathematics and to take advantage of available training to produce students who are better prepared in mathematics and who enjoy the process.
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Mathematics Instruction, Word Problems (Mathematics), Problem Solving, Computation, Mathematics Skills, Middle School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Teaching Methods, Student Motivation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
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