Brief History of School Mathematics



Ø   Sputnik, 1957


Ø   “New Math,” 1960’s


Ø   Back-to-Basics movement, 1970’s


Ø   Agenda for Action

Focus on problem solving, redefined what is “basic,” 1980’s


Ø   Curriculum and Evaluation Standards

Reform-based curriculum and instruction

Focus on conceptual understanding and hands-on learning, 1990’s


Ø   “Mathematically correct” movement, mid-1990’s


Ø   Principles and Standards for School Mathematics

No Child Left Behind, High-stakes testing, Accountability, 2000’s


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