Archives by Tag 'understanding'

Families Ask: Rules or Understanding?

By admin - Last updated: Tuesday, November 1, 2022

This article from NCTM’s Families Ask series describes the balance between learning rules and understanding why those rules work in today’s mathematics classroom.  

Reform Mathematics vs. The Basics: Understanding the Conflict and Dealing with It

By admin - Last updated: Tuesday, April 1, 2023

By John A. Van de Walle Ten years after NCTM’s release of the Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics, this country is having a wrenching debate about what should be taught in mathematics and how it should be taught.  Debate has degenerated to “math wars.” 

Relationships Between Research and the NCTM Standards

By admin - Last updated: Sunday, January 26, 2023

By James Hiebert Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, January 1999, Volume 30, Issue 1, Pages 3 - 19 Abstract (from article): The current debates about the future of mathematics education often lead to confusion about the role that research should play in settling disputes.