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Topic: Standards for K-4,5-8,9-12
Replies: 9   Last Post: Jul 11, 1995 9:02 PM

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 Eileen Abrahamson Posts: 85 Registered: 12/6/04
Standards for K-4,5-8,9-12
Posted: Jul 9, 1995 6:06 PM

In an effort to repsond to Dan's concern over discussion of the standards I
have taken it upon myself to try and focus us on some specifics.

Standard 1: K-4 Mathematics as Problem Solving

In grades K-4, the study of mathmatics should emphasize problem solving so
that students can-
Use problem-solving approaches to investigate and understand
mathematical content:
Formulate problems from everyday and mathematical situations;
develop and apply strategies to solve a wide variety of problems;
verify and interpret results with respect to the original problem;
acquire confidence in using mathmatics meaningfully.

"Basic subtraction facts also can be presented in a problem-solving setting."

Anyone having any problems with this?

Standard 1: 5-8 Mathematics as problem solving

In grades 5-8 the mathematics curriculum should include numerous and varied
experience with problem solving as a method of inquiry and applicaiton so
that students can -
Use problem-solving approaches to investigate and understand
mathematical content:
Formulate problems from situation within and outside mathematics;
develop and apply a variety of strategies to solve problems,
with emphasis on multistep and nonroutine problems;
verify and interpret results with respect to the original problem;
generalize solutions and stratefies to new probme situations;
acquire confidence in using mathmatics meaningfully.

Standard 1: 9-12 Mathematics as Problem Solving

In grade 9-12 the mathematics curriculum should include the refinement an
destension of methods of mathematical problem solving so that all students
can-
Use with increasing confidence, problem-solving approaches to
investigate and understand mathematical content;
apply integrated mathematical problem-solving strategies to solve
problems from within and outside mathematics;
recognize and formulate problems from situations within and outside
mathematics;
apply the process of mathematical modeling to real-world problem
situations.

How are we doing? Any big problems here? Unfortunately I have not yet
developed the subtle questioning abilities of Ron Ward, but a discussion
focussing around the standards could definitely begin by discussion any
disagreements regarding these statements or the discussion statements that

Eileen

Eileen Abrahamson
0191enel@informns.k12.mn.us
Edw. Neill Elemetary
13409 Upton Ave. So.
Burnsville, MN 55337