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The Mathematics Enthusiast

Volume

9

Issue

1-2

Abstract

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.

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