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Topic: NCTM Standards
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Karen Dee Michalowicz

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NCTM Standards
Posted: Jul 9, 1995 7:05 AM
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A sudden chill went through me in reading messages yesterday.
Are there some on this list that are discussing NCTM standards
without having read all the NCTM standards? Are there some on
this list that do not have the standards book or ready access
to it?

I try never to be dogmatic. However, this is one issue in
which I am. One cannot discuss the standards, which are really
guidelines, unless they have read and understand what the
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics wrote. I would
expect everyone reading this list to belong to or have an
institutional membership with NCTM if
involved with pre-college mathematics education in anyway.
Most of us on the secondary level should belong to MAA or have
access to the journals, also.

Forgive me if I am wrong, Annie, I believe that discussion on
this list presumes and requires a knowledge of all the
standards. If not, the discussion should move to the K-12 math

I also feel, having taught 33 years, that the quality of
teacher education in mathematics has much imporved. Please
don't blame anything on the "New Math" of the early
l960's/early 70's. Most of my best ideas (and many that are
appearing today) came from that era. And, I see that teachers
are as dedicated today. Can you imagine that my first stipend
was $3200 per yr. in the early l960's. And, I bought a car that
cost what I made for that year. Golly, was I extravagant.



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