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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2008
Algebra is no longer just for college-bound students. After a widespread push by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and teachers across the country, algebra is now a required part of most curricula. However, students' standardized test scores are not at the level they should be. NCTM's seventieth yearbook takes a look at the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Sentences, Mathematics Education, Standardized Tests
Rubenstein, Rheta N., Ed. – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2004
Teaching is a complex, ongoing endeavor that involves a myriad of decisions. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' (NCTM's) Sixty-Sixth Yearbook is organized around three aspects of teaching: foundations for teaching, the enactment of teaching, and the support of teaching nurtured in preservice education and strengthened throughout a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics
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Sawada, Daiyo – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1997
Five classroom situations in Japanese elementary schools are described and interpreted from perspective of first four standards in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Curriculum and Evaluation Standards. Concludes that Japanese children do so well in mathematics because Japanese teachers embody essence of the standards in…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Classroom Environment, Creative Thinking, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
Kinney, Becky – 1998
Mathematics teachers from 3 school districts watched a 50-minute mathematics lesson video taped in Japan. Participants were asked to compare this lesson against the vision of improved practice promoted by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). Use of the video as a concrete referent clarified participants' interpretations of…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Comparative Education, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries
Rubenstein, Rheta N., Ed.; Bright, George W., Ed. – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2004
Teaching is a complex, ongoing endeavor that involves a myriad of decisions. NCTM's Sixty-Sixth Yearbook is organized around three aspects of teaching: foundations for teaching, the enactment of teaching, and the support of teaching nurtured in preservice education and strengthened throughout a teacher's career. The accompanying professional…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Education, Teaching Models, Educational Change