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Yackel, Erna; And Others – Arithmetic Teacher, 1990
Two aspects of instructional practice in mathematics are discussed: the process of developing instructional activities and the importance of engaging students in mathematical discussion. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Standards are evaluated based on this discussion. (CW)
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Learning Activities
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Van Engen, Henry – Arithmetic Teacher, 1971
Discussed are some questionable practices involving the teaching of mathematics to prospective elementary school teachers. NCTM is challenged to delineate the spirit and content of mathematics courses required of elementary teachers. (CT)
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics, Mathematics Education
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Dossey, John A. – Arithmetic Teacher, 1981
Results of a national survey taken by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)'s Commission on the Education of Teachers of Mathematics (CETM) are reviewed. The questionnaire revealed there are not enough offerings or variety of courses to effectively educate teachers to deal with the problems of teaching mathematics. (MP)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Sobel, Max A. – Arithmetic Teacher, 1981
The president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) projects forward to 2001 and speaks of changes that began in 1990 that restored mathematics education in the United States. The material speaks directly to needed changes and problems in 1981. (MP)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education
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Van Engen, H. – Arithmetic Teacher, 1993
This is a reprint of an address given at the Christmas National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) meeting in 1958. It provides a critique of elementary instruction and discusses the changes necessary. It calls for fundamental change in the concept of mathematics teaching. (PDD)
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Drills (Practice), Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Sobel, Max A. – Arithmetic Teacher, 1982
The president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) reports on events over the past two years that are relevant to the organization and mathematics education. An attempt is made to look at both positive and negative items, and possible future directions are noted. (MP)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Curriculum
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Schult, Veryl – Arithmetic Teacher, 1970
Summary of various activities of NCTM since its formation in 1920. Included are plans for the Golden Jubilee Year, increasing services and international activities of NCTM, and a forward glimpse of goals to be accomplished. (RP)
Descriptors: Activities, Educational Problems, History, Information Dissemination
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Reys, Barbara J.; Reys, Robert E. – Arithmetic Teacher, 1990
Discusses the implementation of teaching estimation as portrayed in the NCTM Standards. Presents two instructional examples. (YP)
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Computation, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Garofalo, Joe; Mtetwa, David Kufakwami – Arithmetic Teacher, 1990
Compares two approaches to the teaching of mathematics, rote versus reasoning. Discusses the way to teach mathematics as reasoning in elementary classroom as stated in the NCTM Standards. (YP)
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Logical Thinking
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Schultz, James E. – Arithmetic Teacher, 1984
This editorial calls on NCTM to establish a broadly representative committee of teachers, editors from textbook publishing companies, and mathematics educators to serve as a guiding force in evaluating curricular decisions and stimulating curriculum change. (MNS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Guides, Editorials, Educational Change, Educational Planning
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Rowan, Thomas E. – Arithmetic Teacher, 1990
Discusses teaching geometric concepts, including various shapes, patterns, and areas based on the NCTM Standards. Presented are activities for the geometric concepts. (YP)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Geometric Concepts, Geometric Constructions
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Lindquist, Mary M. – Arithmetic Teacher, 1993
Adaptation from the Presidential Address at the 71st Annual Meeting of NCTM in April 1993. Topics include the growth and makeup of NCTM membership, publications and their changing mission, efforts toward professional development, and the expanded assessment standards. Calls for teachers to play leadership roles in bringing about change. (MAZ)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership
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Wilson, James W. – Arithmetic Teacher, 1980
The author discusses the need for teachers actively to stress the positive in mathematics education. Among suggestions included is that individuals obtain copies of the NCTM recommendations for mathematics education in the 1980s and develop their own programs of positive action. (MK)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers
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Wesson, James B.; Lawhorn, Cynthia – Arithmetic Teacher, 1992
Shares an experience from a mathematics methods course for elementary teachers that used concrete materials to teach the concept of rounding in different bases. Discusses how this experience modeled recommendations by the NCTM "Professional Teaching Standards" in creating classroom climate and conducting discussion. (MDH)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Parker, Janet, Ed.; Widmer, Connie Carroll, Ed. – Arithmetic Teacher, 1991
Included are activities and guidelines which suggest ways to use large numbers in relative terms so that they can become more meaningful for elementary mathematics students. Several spreadsheet projects illustrate the incorporation of the recommendations from the NCTM Standards dealing with number sense. (JJK)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Learning Activities
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