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Math Education For America

Author : Mark Wolfmeyer
ISBN : 9781134673841
Genre : Education
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Math Education for America? analyzes math education policy through the social network of individuals and private and public organizations that influence it in the United States. The effort to standardize a national mathematics curriculum for public schools in the U.S. culminated in 2010 when over 40 states adopted the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Rather than looking at the text of specific policy documents, this book complements existing critical reviews of the national math education curriculum by employing a unique social network analysis. Breaking new ground in detailing and theorizing the politics of math education, Wolfmeyer argues that the private interests of this network are closely tied to a web of interrelated developments: human capital education policy, debates over traditional and reform pedagogy, the assumed content knowledge deficit of math teachers, and the proliferation of profit-driven educational businesses. By establishing the interconnectedness of these interests with the national math education curriculum, he shows how the purported goals of math education reform are aligned with the prevailing political agendas of this social network rather than the national interest.

America S Math Education Crisis

Author : Larry Zafran
ISBN : 9781453619957
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America's education system is in a state of crisis. A growing number of America's youth cannot read, write, or do math at all close to grade level. In many cases, these students and their families do not realize this or care. The situation is compounded by the fact that American society no longer values education, and does not understand how learning actually works. Frequent reference is made to the illusion of learning in underperforming schools. The book explains the difference between true learning and just being exposed to material. It explains the essential role that parents play, and that even with encouragement, a child cannot be forced to learn. The book is targeted at parents, teachers, administrators, government officials, and concerned citizens. Older students may also benefit from reading it. Despite its frankness about topics which are often disregarded and avoided, there is nothing in the book that students don't intuitively understand. In particular, many students regularly experience the anonymity of being herded like cattle. The goal of the book is to raise awareness, and discuss whether we can fix the problem. We cannot address our nation's education crisis until people understand its underlying causes and scope. The book tells the truth, in contrast to the misinformation provided by the government and the news media. Suggested changes for improvement are made, including those that can be implemented quickly and easily, and those that require a great deal of money and coordination along with a fundamental change in how America handles education. This book is controversial, and covers issues that may anger, upset, or confuse some readers. The book includes curse words to paint a vivid picture of the way many students speak, and bluntly labels key aspects of our education system as bullsh*t where applicable.

Stem Future Of America

Author : Ajit S Bhandal
ISBN : 9781640826380
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The purpose of this book is to educate the public and alert educational authorities about the alarming international trends in math and science education and to promote STEM education in America so that American students can compete and lead other nations in math and science—the backbone of economic prosperity. We believe that this book will benefit every student, parent, teacher, school, other educational institutions, and the government. It describes the role and responsibilities of students, parents, schools, nonprofit organizations, and government to generate interest and motivate students toward STEM education. This book includes comparison of education system between Japan, Germany, and America, including detailed information of education system of preschools, elementary, middle and high schools, colleges, and universities in America. It also discusses the effect of economic gap and the efforts made by the government to provide equal educational opportunities for all students to reduce disparities. The author believes that the American education system is competitive with other developed nations but needs some adjustments to meet current needs. The STEM education and its implementation is the guru of future technologies.

Guidelines For The Continuing Mathematical Education Of Teachers 1988

Author : Mathematical Association of America. Committee on the Mathematical Education of Teachers
ISBN : CORNELL:31924064150711
Genre : Mathematics
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Humble Pi

Author : Michael K. Smith
ISBN : UOM:39015043800559
Genre : Education
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Anyone who has ever suffered through a tough math class has probably wondered, "When am I going to use this stuff?" If you're confused by how real-life problems can be helped by pi, cosine, and the exact time two speeding trains will meet, then this book is for you. Humble Pi challenges the assumptions that lie at the heart of math education. Michael K. Smith says he is not "anti-math, " but he believes that there are a number of untested myths in most discussions about the role of mathematics in education. Smith addresses such questions as: Is math proficiency linked to the ability to reason logically and to think critically? Do most people need courses in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus for practical daily living and success in life? How reliable a gauge of innate intelligence is the math component of the SAT exam? Will strengthened math courses really help America become competitive in world markets? Smith argues for a rethinking of the proper role of mathematics in education. Our emphasis on pure mathematics for all students is misguided, he maintains, and has not worked. Our students would be more successful if they were trained in practical mathematics - the math that is of direct practical use in everyday life and that is geared to each individual career choice. Instead of traditional mathematics courses, students should work on solving complex problems, problems that draw on knowledge from different disciplines and are more closely connected to experiences they will face as citizens. According to Smith, the pure mathematics that is currently taught should be offered only as an elective course, for those students especially interested in pursuing mathematics or arelated discipline as a career. Humble Pi is a provocative, well-researched, and thought-provoking contribution to the current debate over national educational goals.

Stem The Tide

Author : David E. Drew
ISBN : 9781421416953
Genre : Education
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One study after another shows American students ranking behind their international counterparts in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and math. Businesspeople and cultural critics such as Bill Gates warn that this alarming situation puts the United States at a serious disadvantage in the high-tech global marketplace of the twenty-first century, and President Obama places improvement in these areas at the center of his educational reform. What can be done to reverse this poor performance and to unleash America’s wasted talent? David E. Drew has good news—and the tools America needs to keep competitive. Drawing on both academic literature and his own rich experience, Drew identifies proven strategies for reforming America’s schools, colleges, and universities, and his comprehensive review of STEM education in the United States offers a positive blueprint for the future. These research-based strategies include creative and successful methods for building strong programs in science and mathematics education and show how the achievement gap between majority and minority students can be closed. A crucial measure, he argues, is recruiting, educating, supporting, and respecting America’s teachers. Accessible, engaging, and hard hitting, STEM the Tide is a clarion call to policymakers, administrators, educators, and everyone else concerned about students’ participation in the STEM fields and America’s competitive global position.

Mathematics Education In Korea

Author : Jinho Kim
ISBN : 9789814405850
Genre : Education
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This book will introduce the history and practices of mathematics education in Korea. How it has been influenced from Japan, America, and other countries, and has developed into the unique Korean style of mathematics education. The editors have planned to include most of the topics researchers outside Korea want to know mathematics education in Korea.

A History Of Mathematics Education During The Twentieth Century

Author : Angela Lynn Evans Walmsley
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124090999
Genre : Education
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A History of Mathematics Education during the Twentieth Century describes the history of mathematics education in the United States with conceptual themes concerning philosophy, mathematics content, teacher education, pedagogy, and assessment. Each decade of the twentieth century is analyzed using historical documents, within the context of the aforementioned themes, to create a concise history of mathematical reform as it relates to history within the United States. Finally, conclusions are drawn as to which reform movements are similar and different throughout the century depicting which aspects of reform can be seen again. Mathematics education tends to swing on a pendulum from "traditional education" including teacher-directed instruction with an emphasis on computation skills to "reform education," including student-directed instruction with an emphasis on problem solving. All decades are analyzed to see where they were on the pendulum and what aspects may have contributed to the current reform movements led by the Standards movement."

The Mathematical Education Of Teachers

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ISBN : 0821828991
Genre : Mathematics
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Now is a time of great interest in mathematics education. Student performance, curriculum, and teacher education are the subjects of much scrutiny and debate. Studies on the mathematical knowledge of prospective and practicing U. S. teachers suggest ways to improve their mathematical educations. It is often assumed that because the topics covered in K-12 mathematics are so basic, they should be easy to teach. However, research in mathematics education has shown that to teach well, substantial mathematical understanding is necessary--even to teach whole-number arithmetic. Prospective teachers need a solid understanding of mathematics so that they can teach it as a coherent, reasoned activity and communicate its elegance and power. This volume gathers and reports current thinking on curriculum and policy issues affecting the mathematical education of teachers. It considers two general themes: (1) the intellectual substance in school mathematics; and (2) the special nature of the mathematical knowledge needed for teaching. The underlying study was funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The mathematical knowledge needed for teaching is quite different from that required by students pursuing other mathematics-related professions. Material here is geared toward stimulating efforts on individual campuses to improve programs for prospective teachers. This report contains general recommendations for all grades and extensive discussions of the specific mathematical knowledge required for teaching elementary, middle, and high-school grades, respectively. It is also designed to marshal efforts in the mathematical sciences community to back important national initiatives to improve mathematics education and to expand professional development opportunities. The book will be an important resource for mathematics faculty and other parties involved in the mathematical education of teachers.

Improving Math Science Education

Author : Ben Brodinsky
ISBN : UOM:39015032425582
Genre : Mathematics
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