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18 October, 2013 Vol. 18, No. 42

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

Principles to Action
A Critique of the Structure of U.S. Elementary School Mathematics
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- establish learning goals
- implement challenging tasks
- connect and use representations
- pose purposeful questions
- facilitate meaningful discourse
- support productive struggle
- elicit and use evidence

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- learning
- curriculum
- tools and technology
- assessment
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A CRITIQUE OF THE STRUCTURE OF U.S. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS

http://www.ams.org/notices/201310/fea-ma.pdf

The author of "Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics" has
published a new article that points up a "blind spot for
current U.S. elementary mathematics": the "strands" structure
of school arithmetic, which trace back to the "New Math"
movement of the 1960s.

Liping Ma's "A Critique of the Structure of U.S. Elementary
School Mathematics" appears in the November issue of the
Notices of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). Freely
download the PDF at the link above, or click to it from the
table of contents of this current issue of the Notices:

http://www.ams.org/notices/201310/

Other new articles in the world's most widely read periodical
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The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) has
developed a call to action in school mathematics &mdash; and they
want your feedback on it.
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"Principles to Actions: An Urgent Agenda for School
Mathematics" outlines and describes "the imperatives for an
excellent mathematics education." It details seven
teaching practices:
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establish learning goals
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implement challenging tasks
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connect and use representations
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pose purposeful questions
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facilitate meaningful discourse
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support productive struggle
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<li>
elicit and use evidence
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Written to apply to all teachers and students in any school
setting or under any set of standards, "Principles to Actions"
goes on to enumerate barriers, productive practices and
policies, and recommendations for each of
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professionalism
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The author of <em>Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics</em> has
published a new article that points up a "blind spot for
current U.S. elementary mathematics": the "strands" structure
of school arithmetic, which trace back to the "New Math"
movement of the 1960s.
</p>
<p>
Liping Ma's "A Critique of the Structure of U.S. Elementary
School Mathematics" appears in the November issue of the
<em>Notices</em> of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). Freely
download the PDF at the link above, or click to it from the
table of contents of this current issue of the <em>Notices</em>:
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<a href="http://www.ams.org/notices/201310/">http://www.ams.org/notices/201310/</a>
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in the mathematical sciences also bear on math education, such
as "Problem Solving: Moving from Routine to Nonroutine and
Beyond," by Barry Garelick; and "What Do Secondary Preservice
Mathematics Teachers Need to Know? Content Courses Connecting
Secondary and Tertiary Mathematics," by Eileen Murray and
Jon R. Star.
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