Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Forum 4 : Discussion issues on curriculum

Assalamualaikum dan salam sejahtera.

A national curriculum for school mathematics is a topic of growing interest at state, national, and policy levels. The development of a common national curriculum and assessment in mathematics should be driven by the following basic principles for designing an excellent curriculum to avoid the risk of producing a negotiated list of standards that is merely an intersection of those that are currently addressed in each of the 50 states. Therefore, NCTM recommends the following guiding principles for the potential development of any set of common curricular expectations and assessments across the nation.

In conclusion, a curriculum should provide a rich, connected learning experience for students while adding coherence to the standards, and standards must align with the curriculum rather than be separate, long lists of learning expectations. Alignment and coherence of these three elements—curriculum, standards, and assessment—are critically important foundations of mathematics education. 

Thank you.

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