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Al Alba
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A Perspective on Reform in Math and Science Education.
Posted:
Nov 14, 1996 11:05 PM


I have recently completed a review for the NCTM on a recently published Monograph, A Perspective on Reform in Mathematics and Science Education. The NCTM Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics, the Professional Standards, and the Assessment Standards are described in the introduction, and incorporated throughout the Monograph. The document nicely summarizes many of the critical elements of the Curriulum and Professional Standards. The philosophy and goals behind the Standards are also discussed. The importance of active learning, the integration of topics, the uses of technology, appropriate evaluation, and developing mathematical power are also emphasized. The Monograph will be of benefit to all math educators. For the nominal cost of $5.00 per copy, the copy is an outstanding investment. The Monograph would also be a nice supplement to any college math methods course. The monograph also presents several sample lessons from the NCTM Addenda Series. The Monograph concludes with a great bibliogrphy on NCTM materials and on materials made available form the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse. The Monograph is made available through the NCTM. As a doctoral candidate at the University of Connecticut and as a secondary math instructor and adjunct professor I can attest the Monograph will be of value to math teachers, professors, and students studying and instructing math education.
Al Alba



