In September 1998, the Math Science Education Board National held a Convocation on Middle Grades Mathematics that was co-sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the National Middle School Association, and the American Educational Research Association. The Convocation was structured to present the teaching of middle school mathematics from two points of view: teaching mathematics with a focus on the subject matter content or teaching mathematics with a focus on the whole child and whole curriculum. This book discusses the challenges before the nation's mathematical sciences community to focus its energy on the improvement of middle grades mathematics education and to begin an ongoing national dialogue on middle grades mathematics education.
Table of Contents
|Letter from the Program Steering Committee||1-4|
|Teaching and Learning Mathematics at the Middle Grades: Setting the Stage||19-38|
|Content and Learning Issues in the Middle Grades||39-60|
|Teaching Issues in the Middle Grades||61-94|
|Organizational Issues in the Middle Grades||95-128|
|Appendix 1. Convocation and Action Conference Agendas||177-188|
|Appendix 2. Biographical Information on Convocation and Action Conference Speakers||189-214|
|Appendix 3. Convocation and Action Conference Participant Lists||215-238|
|Appendix 4. Marcy's Dots||239-244|
|Appendix 5. Discussion Session Worksheets||245-246|
|Appendix 6. Background Paper for the Convocation: What is 8th Grade Mathematics: A Look from NAEP||247-252|
|Appendix 7. Resources||253-256|
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