Eileen Abrahamson said: > >[snipped] >>but I have had a >>request for what the reform movement is suggesting for the standard >>college algebra curriculum at the junior college or university level. >[snipped] >Butch Sloan > > >I would like to see the answer to this question posted to the list please. > >Thanks >Eileen > A few replies were sent to this list about this, which all referred interested parties to the "Standards" being developed by the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC). AMATYC has been developing these standards for the last two years, and they will be announced publicly this fall during our annual conference in Little Rock.
One of the postings listed some basic standards across all math at the college level. The actual document does go beyond this to consider some specific implications; however, it doesn't ever say "College Algebra should . . ." (this is similar to how the NCTM Standards deal with grade levels).
My further advice (beyond yesterday's notes) is that if a person wants to understand what a 'reformed' college algebra course should do then they should attend the AMATYC conference or the state affiliate conference to hear actual teachers describe how they are doing this. (This fall's conference in Little Rock will have some of these.)
The AMATYC Standards hope to describe a different mathematical world in general terms; each instructor must interpret what this means for their 'longitude and latitude'.
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