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Standards for K4,58,912
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Jul 11, 1995 9:02 PM




Standards for K4,58,912
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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: K4 Mathematics as Problem Solving
In grades K4, the study of mathmatics should emphasize problem solving so that students can Use problemsolving 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 problemsolving setting."
Anyone having any problems with this?
Standard 1: 58 Mathematics as problem solving
In grades 58 the mathematics curriculum should include numerous and varied experience with problem solving as a method of inquiry and applicaiton so that students can  Use problemsolving 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.
How about this one? Any big problems here?
Standard 1: 912 Mathematics as Problem Solving
In grade 912 the mathematics curriculum should include the refinement an destension of methods of mathematical problem solving so that all students can Use with increasing confidence, problemsolving approaches to investigate and understand mathematical content; apply integrated mathematical problemsolving 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 realworld 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 follow in the document. :)
Eileen
Eileen Abrahamson 0191enel@informns.k12.mn.us Edw. Neill Elemetary 13409 Upton Ave. So. Burnsville, MN 55337



