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23 November, 2012 Vol. 17, No. 47

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

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iON Future | The Mathematical Education of Teachers II

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"Of course! Neat triviality. I wonder if the surplus ways are
also simply characterizable. Must investigate."

- Bill, posted to the sci.math discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7927111

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THE MATHEMATICAL EDUCATION OF TEACHERS II

http://www.cbmsweb.org/MET2/index.htm

What mathematics do teachers need to know?

The Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences (CBMS) has
synthesized current research and experience to answer this and
other questions in its new publication, The Mathematical
Education of Teachers II (MET II).

According to its preface, this report aims for "the nation's
mathematics teachers [to] have the knowledge, skills, and
dispositions needed to provide students with a mathematics
education that ensures high school graduates are college- and
career-ready as envisioned by the Common Core State
Standards (CCSS)."

MET II reiterates and elaborates themes of the first MET
report, released over a decade ago now:

- There is intellectual substance in school mathematics.
- Proficiency with school mathematics is necessary but
not sufficient mathematical knowledge for a teacher.
- The mathematical knowledge needed for teaching differs
from that of other professions.
- Mathematical knowledge for teaching can and should grow
throughout a teacher's career.

Each MET II writer is a mathematician, statistician, or
mathematics education researcher. They include lead and other
writers for the CCSS and principal investigators for Math
Science Partnerships (MSPs) as well as past presidents and
chairs of the American Statistical Association (ASA),
Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE), and the
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).

MET II devotes separate chapters to mathematics for teachers of
elementary, middle, and high school grades. To freely download
the 100 page-long report, click here:

http://www.cbmsweb.org/MET2/met2.pdf

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"You could also use guess-and-check, but this would be
confusing, as you would have to do pretty much all the numbers,
which would be frustrating. If you did it the way I did, it is
much less frustrating."
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- Brian, highlighted in the Pre-Algebra PoW's latest solution
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4142">http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4142</a>
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Change the Equation has launched iON Future, a free online
game-based learning environment to spark interest in science,
technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers.
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iON Future lets middle school and early-high school youth
explore the breadth and variety of STEM professions, and match
their interests with different career pathways. In addition to
career profiles that explain what STEM professionals do and how
to become one, iON Future also challenges students to race the
clock in a typical tween bedroom to find hidden objects which,
when clicked, reveal the many STEM professions involved in
their design and production; and to explore the real-life
career paths of hundreds of STEM professionals based on
interviews and surveys of them.
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"Of course! Neat triviality. I wonder if the surplus ways are
also simply characterizable. Must investigate."
<dd>
- Bill, posted to the sci.math discussion
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7927111">http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7927111</a>
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">The Mathematical Education of Teachers II</font></strong></p>
<p align="center">
<a href="http://www.cbmsweb.org/MET2/index.htm">http://www.cbmsweb.org/MET2/index.htm</a>
</p>
<p>
What mathematics do teachers need to know?
</p>
<p>
The Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences (CBMS) has
synthesized current research and experience to answer this and
other questions in its new publication, The Mathematical
Education of Teachers II (MET II).
</p>
<p>
According to its preface, this report aims for "the nation's
mathematics teachers [to] have the knowledge, skills, and
dispositions needed to provide students with a mathematics
education that ensures high school graduates are college- and
career-ready as envisioned by the Common Core State
Standards (CCSS)."
</p>
<p>
MET II reiterates and elaborates themes of the first MET
report, released over a decade ago now:
</p>
<ul>
<li>
There is intellectual substance in school mathematics
</li>
<li>
Proficiency with school mathematics is necessary but
not sufficient mathematical knowledge for a teacher
</li>
<li>
The mathematical knowledge needed for teaching differs
from that of other professions
</li>
<li>
Mathematical knowledge for teaching can and should grow
throughout a teacher's career
</li>
</ul>
<p>
Each MET II writer is a mathematician, statistician, or
mathematics education researcher. They include lead and other
writers for the CCSS and principal investigators for Math
Science Partnerships (MSPs) as well as past presidents and
chairs of the American Statistical Association (ASA),
Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE), and the
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).
</p>
<p>
MET II devotes separate chapters to mathematics for teachers of
elementary, middle, and high school grades. To freely download
the 100 page-long report, click here:
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://www.cbmsweb.org/MET2/met2.pdf">http://www.cbmsweb.org/MET2/met2.pdf1</a></p>
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