Teaching mathematics in a changing classroom

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2015-05-05

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Percy, Barbara

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Mathematics has been the subject of debate for over a century. Establishing a curriculum that adequately prepares students for the future and providing instruction to ensure student success, was problematic in the past and continues to impede current reform. By reviewing the history of mathematics reform in North America, factors that prevent sustainable, system wide change, can be identified. Many of the difficulties that were encountered in the past, continue to be issues in the mathematics classroom today. In addition, present-day classrooms are inclusive and becoming increasingly diverse. This paper proposes a plan that includes collaboration, shared vision, professional learning and communication with all stakeholders, within an instructional leadership framework, to reform current instructional practices in mathematics.

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instruction, leadership, reform, mathematics

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