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Paul, Clyde A. – Mathematics Teacher, 1985
Pessimism is voiced that some solutions to the shortage of qualified mathematics teachers will be effective nationally. The author fears that differential pay will only redistribute the supply of available teachers, while retrained teachers will be attracted by nonteaching salaries and, moreover, may not communicate an appreciation of mathematics.…
Descriptors: Editorials, Educational Planning, Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Education
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Mathematics Teacher, 1984
This policy statement issued by the International Council for Computers in Education has been endorsed by the Board of Directors of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Educators', hardware vendors', and software developers'/vendors' responsibilities are each listed. (MNS)
Descriptors: Computers, Educational Policy, Educational Technology, Guidelines
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Cuoco, Albert A. – Mathematics Teacher, 1985
Merit pay for teachers is discussed. The use of student performance on standardized tests as the measure of merit and the loss of cooperation among teachers are among the reasons why the author considers merit pay a poor solution for improving instruction. (MNS)
Descriptors: Editorials, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers
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Lichtenberg, Donovan R. – Mathematics Teacher, 1985
A salary plan based on the supply and demand for teachers is advocated, using an index calculated each year. (MNS)
Descriptors: Editorials, Educational Innovation, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Qualifications
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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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Nichols, Beverly W. – Mathematics Teacher, 1988
Argues that reasons for teaching geometry before second-year algebra include higher student achievement and attitude and better abstract thinking. (PK)
Descriptors: Algebra, Curriculum Design, Fixed Sequence, Geometry
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Ralston, Anthony – Mathematics Teacher, 1985
Computer science may foreshadow some near revolutions in school mathematics, concerning new ways of teaching much of the mathematics curriculum, increased emphasis on discrete mathematics, and the impact of symbolic mathematical systems. Each is discussed, with a distinction made between computer science and computer technology. (MNS)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Computer Science, Editorials, Higher Education
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Demana, Franklin; Waits, Bert K. – Mathematics Teacher, 1992
Discussed are the rationale for, and the benefits accrued from, the use of graphing calculators within all aspects of the secondary mathematics curriculum. Examples are included that highlight specific features of graphing calculators. (JJK)
Descriptors: Algebra, Curriculum Development, Graphing Calculators, Mathematical Enrichment
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Buccino, Alphonse – Mathematics Teacher, 1985
Growing concerns in the late 1970s about weaknesses in precollege science and mathematics education are noted. Congressional response and the effects on funding for the National Science Foundation and the Department of Education are reported. (MNS)
Descriptors: Editorials, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Regulation
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Henderson, Annalee – Mathematics Teacher, 1985
Sixteen problems concerning teaching that winners of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching proposed in 1983 are presented. (MNS)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Curriculum
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Lester, Frank K., Jr.; Kroll, Diana Lambdin – Mathematics Teacher, 1991
Presented are a rationale and sample techniques for the implementation and continued use of alternative school mathematics evaluation programs that are in alignment with the proposed curriculum standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Emphasis is directed toward holistic scoring techniques including calculator/computer…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Problems
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Meuser, Mark H. – Mathematics Teacher, 1991
Described are the cultural and philosophical differences between the U.S. and the British education systems, in general, and the school mathematics curriculum, in particular. Included are two recommendations for strategic change within the U.S. mathematics education structure that are perceived as advantageous for the high achieving student. (JJK)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
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Swetz, Frank – Mathematics Teacher, 1991
Following a brief historical review of the mechanism of mathematical modeling, examples are included that associate a mathematical model with given data (changes in sea level) and that model a real-life situation (process of parallel parking). Also provided is the rationale for the curricular implementation of mathematical modeling. (JJK)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Mathematical Applications, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematical Enrichment
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Pegg, John; Redden, Edward – Mathematics Teacher, 1990
Discussed are the philosophy and procedures behind the introduction of algebra to students in grade 7 in Australia. Included are the importance of concrete experiences, language development, and the consequences involved in this procedure. (CW)
Descriptors: Algebra, Cognitive Development, Educational Improvement, Foreign Countries
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Albers, Donald J. – Mathematics Teacher, 1985
Presented are recommendations from a conference on two-year college mathematics, relating to the curriculum and new technologies, collaborative efforts with secondary schools and post-secondary groups, and faculty development and renewal. (MNS)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Guidelines, Higher Education, Mathematics Curriculum