Page 41

Table 7–1 What Should We Teach?

Recommendations in key categories

Principles and Standards

Adding It Up

How People Learn

Math Education of Teachers

Educating Teachers

Before It's Too Late

High Stakes

Every Child

The documents that:

Emphasize problem solving

X

X

X

X

Emphasize mathematical reasoning

X

X

X

X

X

Suggest the use of technology in the development of mathematical proficiency

X

X

X

X

X

Advocate challenging mathematics for all students

X

X

Advocate algebra and geometry early in the curriculum

X

X

X

Emphasize mathematics as sense making

X

X

X




Table 7–2 How Should We Teach?

Recommendations in key categories

Principles and Standards

Adding It Up

How People Learn

Math Education of Teachers

Educating Teachers

Before It's Too Late

High Stakes

Every Child

The documents that:

Advocate that teachers build on what students know and on student thinking

X

X

X

X

Emphasize the importance of understanding how to teach

X

X

X

X

X

Emphasize teaching so students learn with understanding

X

X

X

Support instruction that integrates skills and conceptual knowledge

X

X

Emphasize the importance of having knowledge taught in a variety of contexts

X

X



The National Academies | 500 Fifth St. N.W. | Washington, D.C. 20001
Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
Terms of Use and Privacy Statement