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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Principles and Standards for School Mathematics

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Author:National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Description: Why do we need the NCTM Standards? Why did NCTM update its original Standards? What is Principles and Standards for School Mathematics? What makes Principles and Standards for School Mathematics different from the original Standards? What are the Principles? What are the Standards? Why have the same Standards span prekindergarten through grade 12? How will Principles and Standards improve students' mathematics education? Does Principles and Standards support teaching the "basics"? What does Principles and Standards say about the use of technology, including computers, in the mathematics classroom? Does Principles and Standards advocate the use of calculators? What about algebra in the eighth grade? Do all students need four years of high school mathematics? Is Principles and Standards a curriculum? On what is Principles and Standards for School Mathematics based? How was Principles and Standards for School Mathematics developed? What is the E-Standards? Since the previous Standards were published, what successes have we seen? How can I get a copy of Principles and Standards for School Mathematics? What is NCTM?

Languages: English
Resource Types: Professional Associations/Societies, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Math Ed Topics: NCTM Standards

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