ECED 3300 Chapter 1 Assignment 
Elementary and Middle School Mathematics
Van de Walle, Karp & Bay-Williams


 

1. a. What is the NCTM?  (Pages 1-2)

   b. What are some of the belief and changes in education brought about by the NCTM?

 

2.  a. List the six NCTM Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. (Pages 2-3)

 

      b. Which principle do you think could be the greatest assistance in your teaching of mathematics to elementary students?   Explain why?

 

3. a. List the “Five Content Standards” from the Principles and Standard for School Mathematics.  (Page 3)

    b. Identify a content standard and describe an activity that you observed in your previous practicum classroom that implemented your identified content standard.

 

4. a. List the “Five Process Standards” from the Principles and Standard for School Mathematics. (Pages 3-4)

 

     b. Identify a process standard and describe an activity that you observed in your previous practicum classroom that implemented your identified process standards.

 

5. List 3 research findings of the TIMSS (Trends in INternational matematics and Science Study) that educators should note. (Page 8)

6. As part of "Becoming a Teacher of Mathematics", the authors give five areas that you as a mathematics teacher should excel.  List the five areas in the order that you believe that you excel from high to low.  (Pages 9-10)