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ERIC Number: EJ766862
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
21st Century Mathematics
Seeley, Cathy
Principal Leadership, v5 n2 p22-26 Oct 2004
This article addresses some important issues in mathematics instruction at the middle and secondary levels, including the structuring of a district's mathematics program; the choice of textbooks and use of calculators in the classroom; the need for more rigorous lesson planning practices; and the dangers of teaching to standardized tests rather than focusing on students' higher-level problem solving skills. The challenge for every principal is to look for ways to strengthen the mathematics program so all students can be successful. The best partners in this effort are well-qualified professional mathematics teachers. Teachers who actively seek out new knowledge about mathematics and teaching can be called on to work as leaders in efforts to improve a school's mathematics program. As teachers grow in this leadership role and as principals actively support these efforts, students can become strong and independent learners and use mathematics in ways that will serve them well beyond high school. Includes a list of resources for learning more about best practices in mathematics education.
National Association of Secondary School Principals. 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1537. Tel: 800-253-7746; Tel: 703-860-0200; Fax: 703-620-6534; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A