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Ronald A Ward

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Real World Problems--Already Being Addressed
Posted: Jun 14, 1995 8:49 PM
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The Mathematical Sciences Education Board (MSEB) is tackling the concern
raised by Ball and will publish "Shaping Up" in the Spring of 1996. That
will be a sequel to Measuring Up. I believe the attached posting from
Linda Rosen off the AIP Listserv last November is pretty descriptive. If
you need additional information, you might check the description by
Sharon O'Donnell inside the back cover of the Spring issue of the
Mathematicians and Education Reform (MER) Forum Newsletter, or contact MSEB
directly by e-mail at mseb@nas.edu

Ron Ward/Western Washington U/Bellingham, WA 98225
ronaward@henson.cc.wwu.edu

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 94 17:10:18 EST
From: Linda Rosen <lrosen@nas.edu>
To: AIP-list@darius.nas.edu
Subject: So you think you've got problems...


The Mathematical Sciences Education Board is undertaking a search for
mathematical problems:

-- That demonstrate in concrete terms the kinds of mathematical tasks
that society should expect of all high school graduates who experience
a standards-quality education.

-- That illustrate authentic, powerful, and worthwhile tasks that prepare
students both for the
world of work and for higher education.

-- That interpret the goals of the three-year core curriculum advocated
in the NCTM
Standards.

-- That exemplify central mathematical ideas or organizing principles.

-- That apply to situations common to everyday experiences.

-- That convey the rich explanatory power of mathematics.

-- That illustrate mathematics in contexts that are meaningful both the
students and to
employers, college faculty, and parents.

The MSEB intends to publish a volume of the best such examples, together
with supporting commentary, to make clear to the general public just what
a standards-inspired education means in the mathematical sciences. The
MSEB calls this new project "Shaping Up," in the spirit of an earlier
volume entitled Measuring Up that illustrated innovative assessment
prototypes for fourth-grade mathematics.

MSEB expects to adapt examples from innovative tasks and assessment tools
currently in use or under development in school, college, and workplace
settings. Appropriate credit will be provided for authors of tasks that
are selected for publication.

Please send examples of mathematical tasks that you wish to suggest for
this project to: Mathematics Tasks, MSEB, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, HA
476, Washington, DC 20418.






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