Many teachers and researchers have written about the challenges inherent in adopting new teaching practices in mathematics classrooms (e.g., Chazan, 2000; Clarke, 1997; Heaton, 2000). The authors of this article, all with secondary mathematics teaching experience, are convinced by research suggesting that Standards-based mathematics curricula are beneficial for student learning.1 However, the first three authors had not used such curriculum materials in their own classrooms, and we desired experience using a Standards-based mathematics curriculum with secondary students. To this end, we taught a week-long summer course with a focus on linear functions to high school students who had previously struggled with algebra and volunteered to participate.
Newton, Jill; Geller, Ricki; Umbeck, Lindsay; and Kasmer, Lisa
"Reflections on Teaching with a Standards-Based Curriculum: A Conversation Among Mathematics Educators,"
The Mathematics Enthusiast: Vol. 9
, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umt.edu/tme/vol9/iss1/8