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ERIC Number: EJ851746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1052-8938
Applying the Common Principles To Mathematics: Successes and Challenges
Dalal, Ankur
Horace, v23 n2 Spr 2007
In the mathematics department at Vanguard High School, the author and his colleagues have taken on a mission to raise students' interest, skill, understanding, and performance in mathematics. Over the past several years, they have wrestled with the implications of the achievement gap, a pressing fact for them, as students enter their school well below grade level. Their own belief in education as an act of social justice, their adherence to the Coalition's Ten Common Principles, and their response to external requirements from the city and state has produced a mathematics program characterized by some notable successes, strategies and ideas for the future, and a number of lingering puzzles. In this article, the author describes the strategies he and his colleagues developed to address their challenges.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A