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Nicely, Robert F., Jr., Ed.; Sigmund, Thomas F., Ed. – 1988

One of the strengths of the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics (PCTM) is that it gives mathematicians and mathematics educators the opportunity to exchange and contribute to each other's professional growth. The topic for each yearbook is chosen to coincide with the annual PCTM meeting. This 1988 yearbook contains 27 articles which…

Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Artificial Intelligence, Calculus, College Mathematics

Drost, Dale R., Ed. – Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group, 1982

Papers from the 1982 annual meeting of the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group are organized similarly to the meeting, presenting materials from the lectures, working groups, topic groups and panel groups. One lecture, by Davis, discussed a philosophy of computation in relation to computing. Vergnaud lectured on cognitive and developmental…

Descriptors: Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Educational Research, Geometry

California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Curriculum Framework and Textbook Development Unit. – 1992

This document builds on the foundation laid by the 1985 edition of the "Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools" to describe the structure and organization of instructional programs that address the goal of developing mathematical power for all students. An introduction discusses the nature of the proposed reform and the…

Descriptors: Academic Standards, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development

Goldenhersh, Barbara, Ed. – 1988

This document consists of three issues of the journal "Seedbed," an outcome of the Teachers' Center Project at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIUE). Issue Number 29 contains 67 articles on teachers' ideas that they thought worth sharing with other teachers. Issue Number 30 consists of a single paper, "Children and…

Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Foreign Countries, Learning Activities, Mathematics Curriculum

Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. – 1987

This document contains a list of recommended essential mathematical skills and outcomes developed for Arizona students from primary through secondary grades. These skills have been developed by using a spiral structure of individual clusters of objectives that are taught at an initial level and then retaught at higher levels as students progress…

Descriptors: Attitudes, Career Awareness, Curriculum Development, Developmental Stages

Dossey, John – 1990

Discrete mathematics, the mathematics of decision making for finite settings, is a topic of great interest in mathematics education at all levels. Attention is being focused on resolving the diversity of opinion concerning the exact nature of the subject, what content the curriculum should contain, who should study that material, and how that…

Descriptors: Algebra, Algorithms, Computer Software, Curriculum Guides

Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Instructional Services. – 1982

This eight part guide was developed to assist individuals in improving mathematics education in Georgia schools, particularly in planning curriculum at the local level. The guide was prepared on the basis of successful teaching practices and recommendations from recognized educators. Information regarding considerations unique to teaching the…

Descriptors: Career Awareness, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives

Hanson, Marjorie – 1986

Reviews of relevant research on the application of operations research and statistics that appeared prior to 1980 are compared with those appearing in the early 1980s. In summary, both explicit and implicit users of mathematics in educational administration see it as a tool that essentially brings order and generalizability to administrative data.…

Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Creative Thinking, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education

Nicely, Robert F., Jr., Ed.; Sigmund, Thomas F., Ed. – 1987

One of the strengths of the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics (PCTM) is that it gives mathematicians and mathematics educators the opportunity to exchange and contribute to each other's professional growth. The topic for each yearbook is chosen to coincide with the annual PCTM meeting. This 1987 yearbook contains 14 articles which…

Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Business Education, Calculus, College Mathematics

National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Mathematical Sciences Education Board. – 1990

As momentum for change in U.S. education continues to grow, questions about the nature and goals of mathematics education take on increasing urgency. This report proposes a framework for reform of school mathematics mainly through reshaping of the mathematics curriculum. Chapters included are: (1) "A Rationale for Change," describing changing…

Descriptors: Calculators, Computers, Educational Change, Educational Objectives

Dessart, Donald J. – 1989

This is a narrative review of research in mathematics education reported during 1987. The purpose of this review is to extract from research reports ideas that may prove useful to school practitioners. Major sections are: (1) "Planning for Instruction" (relating historical developments, aides and grades, teaching approaches, problem…

Descriptors: College Mathematics, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education

Confrey, Jere; And Others – 1991

The "Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics (1989)" calls for the revision of existing secondary mathematics curricula which include an emphasis on contextual problems, multiple representations, and the use of computers. The focus of this revision significantly involves the acknowledgment of the key role of the…

Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Evaluation, Context Effect, Functions (Mathematics)

Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Branch. – 1990

The Mathematics 16 program provides for the development of essential concepts, skills, and attitudes required for effective computation and problem solving. The program is activity-based, and addresses the need for students to be able to transfer and apply specific mathematical concepts and skills to more generalized situations in everyday life…

Descriptors: Calculators, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Computation

Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Branch. – 1990

The Mathematics 16 program provides for the development of essential concepts, skills, and attitudes required for effective computation and problem solving. The program is activity-based, and addresses the need for students to be able to transfer and apply specific mathematical concepts and skills to more generalized situations in everyday life…

Descriptors: Calculators, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Computation

Glatzer, David J.; Choate, Stuart A. – 1992

This handbook is intended to provide mathematics curriculum leaders and supervisors with discussion and related activities central to a presentation of algebra for teachers of students with a history of lower academic achievement and who are part of our underserved populations. The handbook: (1) deals with general algebra activities; (2) focuses…

Descriptors: Addition, Algebra, Educational Objectives, Enrichment Activities