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Topic: Summer Institute 2000 Standards discussion
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Suzanne Alejandre

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Registered: 12/3/04
Summer Institute 2000 Standards discussion
Posted: Aug 2, 2000 8:28 PM
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Beginning the fourth week of July, the Math Forum has been hosting
its sixth Summer Institute for mathematics educators who are are
committed to or experienced with the use of computers in the
classroom. One of our discussions has been on the importance of
standards (local, state and/or national) as we consider organizing
the Math Forum's Problems of the Week into an accessible "library"
for teachers.

Dave Ickes, one of the onsite participants posted this thought to the
geometry-institutes listserv and I thought it might be something of
interest on the math-teach listserv.

A discussion about math standards and how and if they can be
incorporated into the PoW site of the Math Forum may be helpful.

Sample Questions to get you thinking...

1. Does your school district require your lessons to reference the NCTM

2. Do you need to do paper work showing that what you teach in math
follow the math standards (local or state or district)? In other
words, are you required to cite any kind of standard on your lesson

3. Does your district currently ignore standards? If your district
presently does nothing with standards, are there moves to somehow
incorporate them into your future curricular plans?

4. How does your state treat standards? (In other words, are there
official policies that schools are supposed to follow?)

5. Does your state have its own standards? Are they similar to the
NCTM Standards?

6. Would referencing the NCTM standards somehow with the Problems of
the Week (PoWs) be of benefit to you?

We are interested in having responses from teachers from all 50
states and from all levels (elementary, middle and high school). It
may take awhile but it would be interesting reading!

In case you are interested in following the activities of the
Institute, please see the summaries and other links here:

Suzanne Alejandre

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