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High school mathematics at work : essays and examples for the education of all students

Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Mathematical Sciences Education Board.
Publisher: Washington D.C. : National Academy Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of thought-provoking essays--by mathematicians, educators, and other experts--this compendium is enhanced with illustrative tasks from workplace and everyday contexts that suggest ways to strengthen high school mathematical education.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: National Research Council (U.S.). Mathematical Sciences Education Board.
ISBN: 0309063531 9780309063531
OCLC Number: 38992987
Description: xiii, 177 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Foreword : mathematics for a modern age / Zell Miller --
Mathematics as a gateway to student success / Dale Parnell --
Market launch / Rol Fessenden --
Integrating vocational and academic education / Thomas Bailey --
The importance of workplace and everyday mathematics / Jean E. Taylor --
Working with algebra / Daniel Chazan, Sandra Callis Bethell --
Science and mathematics education : finding common ground / Jane Butler Kahle --
SCANS and mathematics : supporting the transition from schools to careers / Arnold Packer --
Thinking about the SAT / William Linder-Scholer --
Extended response tasks in international contexts / John Dossey --
Fitting tasks to curriculum / Zalman Usiskin --
Mathematics as a way of thinking about things / Albert A. Cuoco --
Preparing students for postsecondary education / Harvey B. Keynes --
Pedagogical implications for problem-centered teaching / Glenda T. Lappan --
The role of complex mathematical tasks in teacher education / Gilbert J. Cuevas --
Assessment conversations as a tool for reform / Paul G. LeMahieu, Marshá T. Horton.
Responsibility: Mathematical Sciences Education Board.

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