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Mathematicians and Education Reform 1989-1990
Edited by: Naomi D. Fisher, University of Illinois at Chicago, Harvey B. Keynes, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and Philip D. Wagreich, University of Illinois at Chicago
A co-publication of the AMS and CBMS.
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CBMS Issues in Mathematics Education
1991; 176 pp; softcover
Volume: 2
ISBN-10: 0-8218-3502-5
ISBN-13: 978-0-8218-3502-9
List Price: US$50
Member Price: US$40
All Individuals: US$40
Order Code: CBMATH/2
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Compiled and edited by the directors of the Mathematicians and Education Reform (MER) Network, this book contains papers by speakers and participants in MER workshops and special sessions over the last three years. Like the first volume, which also grew out of an MER workshop, this book is organized into two sections, Projects and Issues and Reactions providing a balance between descriptions of successful existing projects and more in-depth discussion of problems and issues in mathematics education reform. With contributions by some of the major leaders in this area today, this book is of interest to a broad segment of the mathematical sciences community.

This series is published in cooperation with the Mathematical Association of America.

Table of Contents

  • J. Mumme and J. Weissglass -- Improving mathematics education through school-based change
  • A. Manaster -- Diagnostic testing: One link between university and high school mathematics
  • A. E. Ross -- Creativity: Nature or nurture? A view in retrospect
  • H. B. Keynes -- Equity and excellence in the University of Minnesota Talented Youth Mathematics Program (UMTYMP)
  • E. Toubassi -- A report on an entry level math program
  • B. Fristedt -- Pros and cons of teaching mathematics via a problem-solving approach
  • T. C. Stevens -- Obstacles to change: The implications of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Standards for Undergraduate Mathematics
  • J. G. Rosenstein -- The role of teachers in mathematics education reform
  • C. Cotter and I. Szczyrba -- Teaching to love wisdom
  • F. L. Gilfeather and N. A. Gonzales -- Teacher networking: A corollary of junior mathematics prognostic testing
  • C. Swenson -- Using technology for teaching mathematics
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