What
are some of the
big issues?

Making Mathematics Work for All Children

Article
by Schoenfeld in Educational Researcher addressing critical
factors in ensuring all children a good education 
Integrated Mathematics

An overview
of an important trend in Standardsbased curriculum

Before It's Too Late

Excecutive
Summary of a Report to the Nation from The National Commission on
Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century 
Inside Scoop: Math Wars

Column
in NEA Today outlines positions on important issues drawn
from a new NRC report 
The Role of Calculators in Math Education

Summary
of research on how calculators should be used, by Heidi Pomerantz. 
A Splintered Vision

Influential
report based on TIMSS pointing out the need for reform in the U.S.
school mathematics curriculum. (PDF
format; see note below.) 
Which
textbooks are good?

Curricular Controversy in the Math Wars: A Battle without Winners

It's
time to move past the controversy and put our students first. 
Standardsbased Mathematics Curriculum Materials: A Phrase in Search of a Definition

Defining
characteristics of standardsbased curriculum 
Mathematics Curricula and Guinea Pigs

The
data underlying the new Standardsbased curricula 
Exemplary and Promising Mathematics Programs

Carried
out by the Mathematics Expert Panel of the US Department of Education 
Middle Grades Textbooks

Benchmarksbased
evaluation carried out by the American Association for the Advancement
of Science. 
Algebra Textbooks 
Benchmarksbased
evaluation carried out by the American Association for the Advancement
of Science. 
What
are mathematicians saying?

The Goals of Mathematical Education

Classic
article by George Polya, a leading proponent of mathematical problem
solving. 
The Mathematical Education of Teachers

Report
from the Conference Board on Mathematial Sciences addressing the
mathematics teachers should know. 
Principles and Standards for School Mathematics: A Guide fo Mathematicians

The
involvement of mathematicians in NCTM's updated Standards
(PDF
format) 
Interview with Hyman Bass

Insights
from the president of the American Mathematical Society; see especially
the start of the third page (PDF
format) 