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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
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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





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