Magazine article Teaching Children Mathematics

Authors Needed for NCTM Book on Integrated Mathematics

Magazine article Teaching Children Mathematics

Authors Needed for NCTM Book on Integrated Mathematics

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The Integrated Mathematics Editorial Panel invites authors to submit brief manuscripts on the topic of integrated mathematics for a new book scheduled for publication in 2002. The goal of this book is to help teachers understand the nature of teaching mathematics in an integrated approach and to offer guidance in planning, implementing, and assessing curricula for integrated mathematics. The work will' present existing research data and identify future needs.

Manuscripts are being solicited for the section of the book on planning, implementing and assessing curricula for integrated mathematics. Manuscripts with examples of successful practice are requested. By reflecting on practice, how does one plan, implement, and assess curricula for integrated mathematics (a) as an individual teacher preparing a lesson or unit of study, (b) as a group of teachers designing lessons or units within a mathematics department, (c) as members of a cross-disciplinary team, or (d) as a group of mathematics educators charged with developing comprehensive integrated mathematics curriculum? Which curricular issues or concerns need to be addressed as one plans for integrating mathematics in the elementary school, in the middle school, in the high school, or in postsecondary school? What are effective strategies for informing the community, the school board, and parents about integrated mathematics instruction? How does the structure of elementary, middle, secondary, or postsecondary sch ool help or hinder teaching mathematics in an integrated approach?

Manuscripts are also being solicited for the section of the book on teacher preparation. …

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