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Willoughby, Stephen S. – Mathematics Teacher, 1983

Discusses various changes which are occuring in society in general and education in particular (including the shortage of qualified mathematics teachers). Also discusses how to teach so that people will be able to adapt to change. In addition, proposes a four-step program to improve education in schools. (JN)

Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education

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Whitesitt, John – Mathematics Teacher, 1982

It is noted that too many students who go to college today are poorly prepared for college mathematics. It is believed that any student who goes to college without a minimum of two years of algebra and one of geometry will be at a serious, possibly insurmountable, disadvantage. (MP)

Descriptors: Basic Skills, College Preparation, College Students, Higher Education

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Paul, Clyde A. – Mathematics Teacher, 1979

Evidence is cited that a shortage of secondary mathematics teachers now exists and will likely become more severe in the near future. (MP)

Descriptors: Employment Projections, Higher Education, Mathematics Education, Secondary Education

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Waits, Bert K.; Demana, Franklin – Mathematics Teacher, 1988

Argues that the college preparatory curriculum should include more than three years of mathematics. Presents data indicating that 86 percent of students with less than three years of college preparatory mathematics take remedial mathematics and relatively few students are ready to take calculus when they enter the university. (PK)

Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Entrance Examinations, College Mathematics, College Preparation

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Cooney, Thomas J. – Mathematics Teacher, 1988

Discusses the potential impact of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics on teacher education programs. Considers an historical perspective on reform as well as teacher and student conceptions. (PK)

Descriptors: College Mathematics, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Improvement

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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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Prichard, Mary Kim – Mathematics Teacher, 1993

Presents tasks from the topics of calculus, statistics, non-Euclidean geometry, and probability to illustrate effective college mathematics teaching. Discusses some obstacles to change in college-level mathematics teaching and strategies to overcome those obstacles. (MDH)

Descriptors: College Faculty, College Mathematics, Educational Change, Higher Education

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Connors, Edward A. – Mathematics Teacher, 1986

Why the term precalculus was introduced is first noted. Then five reasons why it should be eliminated are given, focusing on the points that it is vague, misleading, and misused. (MNS)

Descriptors: College Mathematics, Editorials, Higher Education, Mathematical Vocabulary

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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

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Perlman, Gary – Mathematics Teacher, 1982

Approaches to mathematical notation that are viewed as good communicators of information are promoted. It is felt that when students are learning an area of mathematics, a large proportion of effort should be devoted to teaching notation. Increasing student understanding is stressed. (MP)

Descriptors: College Mathematics, Higher Education, Instruction, Mathematics Instruction