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Brown, Margaret – Curriculum Journal, 2011
Inferences from recent international comparative data on mathematical attainment, frequently quoted as justification for curriculum change, are critically examined, and the implications are contrasted with expressed curricular aims. Using characterisations by Ball (1990) and Ernest (1991), positions of key actors are analysed in relation to…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Mathematics Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Cultural Background
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC. – 2003
This document summarizes the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 1999 Video Study that is the follow-up and expansion of the TIMSS 1995 Video Study of mathematics teaching. The 1999 study investigated 8th grade mathematics as well as science. This report focuses on the mathematics lessons major findings and comparison of…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Development, Educational Quality, Evaluation
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Martinez, Joseph G. R. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2001
Describes a three-step process--exploring, inventing, and discovering--that helps students derive concepts actively from problem solving. (YDS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Evaluation Methods, Lesson Plans, Mathematics Activities