NCTM Principles for School Mathematics

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics have developed these Principles for School Mathematics.  What do you think of the following:

NCTM PRINCIPLES FOR SCHOOL MATHEMATICS

Equity:

Excellence in mathematics education requires equally high expectations and strong support for all students.
Curriculum:
A curriculum is more than a collection of activities; it must be coherent, focused on important mathematics, and well articulated across the grades.

Teaching:

Effective mathematics teaching requires understanding of what students know and need to learn and then challenging and supporting them to learn it well.

Learning:

Students must learn mathematics with understanding, actively building new knowledge from experience and prior knowledge.

Assessment:

Assessment should support the learning of important mathematics and furnish useful information to both teachers and students.

Technology:

Technology is essential to teaching and learning mathematics; it influences the mathematics that is taught and enhances students’ learning.

 

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