>Now we are in a time of new reform with the NCTM Standards which should >result in less compartmentalization. Also, there is a movement in many >areas towards an explicitly integrated math curriculum. > >If done right, both of these have a lot of promise for connecting parts of >math which are currently taught in isolation. However, there is a danger >that if the changes are made without sufficient thought, that the knee-jerk >approach to the introduction of new topics such as data analysis will be to >throw out some important topics from the traditional curriculum (especially >in geometry) rather than trying to connect these topics with other >mathematics and to teach them better. > >Jim King >
O.K. We probably agree in proicipal on the idea. . So what are those things that we cannot throw out, and which should be thrown out, whne we integrate the curriculum?
> > > John Benson Evanston Township High School 715 South Boulevard Evanston Illinois 60204 Evanston IL 60202-2907 (708) 492-5848 (708) 492-5848