Mathematics for Teaching Category: Curriculum Reform

Category: Curriculum Reform

Curriculum change and Understanding by Design, what are they solving?

Not many teachers make an issue about curriculum framework or standards in this part of the globe. The only time I remember teachers raised an issue about it was in 1989, when the mathematics curriculum moved from compartmentalized (elem. algebra, intermediate algebra, geometry, adv. algebra & statistics) to spiral-integrated approach. The reason behind the change…

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What is mathematical literacy?

Defining mathematical literacy The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) of the OECD describes mathematical literacy as: “an individual’s capacity to identify and understand the role that mathematics plays in the world, to make well-founded judgments and to use and engage with mathematics in ways that meet the needs of that individual’s life as a constructive, concerned and reflective citizen” (OECD,1999)….

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