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Meserve, Bruce E. – Mathematics Teacher, 1989
Discusses the development of mathematics teacher education based on author's experience of the last 50 years. Describes activities of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Mathematical Association of America. Twelve references are listed. (YP)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers
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Mitchell, Charles E. – Mathematics Teacher, 1990
Describes projects focusing on needs of business and industry and the preparation of high school graduates to meet these needs. Discusses some areas of mathematics that teachers and employers thought were neglected in the current curriculum. (YP)
Descriptors: Job Skills, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics, Mathematics Curriculum
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Leinwand, Steven J. – Mathematics Teacher, 1992
Offers activities that foster sharing, supporting, and risk taking for teachers seeking to change instructional practice to implement the NCTM "Professional Teaching Standards." Reviews common obstacles to change, reviews individual and collective professional behaviors that support change, and makes eight recommendations to enhance the…
Descriptors: Collegiality, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Inservice Teacher Education
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Hart, Eric W.; And Others – Mathematics Teacher, 1990
Discrete mathematics are defined briefly. A course in discrete mathematics for high school students and teaching discrete mathematics in grades 7 and 8 including finite differences, recursion, and graph theory are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Course Descriptions, Educational Improvement, Junior High Schools