Launchings

The National Math Panel Report

David M. Bressoud April, 2008


[1] The Final Report of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel, US Department of Education, 2008. www.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/mathpanel/index.html

[2] Curriculum focal points for prekindergarten through Grade 8 mathematics: A quest for coherence. NCTM, 2006. www.nctm.org/focalpoints

[3] The report clarifies the meaning of authentic by listing on page 16 the major Algebra topics that should be mastered by all students.

[4] How to Fix K-12 Education, David Bressoud.MAA Launchings column, March, 2008. www.maa.org/columns/launchings/launchings_3_08.html


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David Bressoud is DeWitt Wallace Professor of Mathematics at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and president-elect of the MAA. You can reach him at bressoud@macalester.edu. This column does not reflect an official position of the MAA.

 


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