ICMI

Bulletin No. 48

June 2000

Education Published by NCTM (USA)

The University of Chicago School Mathematics Project's Fourth International Conference on Mathematics Education, held in August, 1998 on the University of Chicago campus, featured over 50 speakers from 15 different countries, discussing a variety of mathematics education issues. The papers presented at the conference have been published by NCTM as *Developments in School Mathematics Education Around the World, Volume 4*. This volume presents over 40 papers, organized into four categories: mathematics for all; attaining high performance; technology and mathematics education; and projects to improve elementary, middle, and high school curricula and state and local initiatives. The proceedings illustrate, for example, the similarities between the problems in developing countries and those in less developed U.S. urban areas, and demonstrate that the solution tried in one environment is often applicable to the other. The expanding use of technology in classrooms throughout the world is also discussed and analyzed in this volume.

De*velopments in School Mathematics Education Around the World, Volume 4* is available for purchase from NCTM in any of the following ways: call 1-800-235-7566; e-mail orders@nctm.org; purchase online at www.nctm.org; or fax 1-800-220-8483. The volume is 414 pp. and costs 28.95 USD (ISBN 0-87353-473-5). There is a 20% discount to NCTM individual members.

**Table of Contents**

**Part 1: Mathematics for All**

Can We Make Every Child Numerate? *Terezinha Nunes, Great Britain*

Mathematics for All - Millennial Vision or Feasible Reality? *Miriam Amit, Israel*

What Mathematics for Whom? *Cathy Seeley, USA*

The Latest Thinking in Japanese Mathematics Education: Creating Mathematics Curricula for All Students *Yoshihiko Hashimoto, Japan*

Mathematics Curriculum Reform Facing the New Century in China *Ding Er-Sheng, China*

Mathematics for All in Egypt: Adoption and Adaptation *William Ebeid, Egypt*

School Mathematics and Outcomes Based Education: A View from South Africa *John Volmink, South Africa*

Teaching Mathematics to Socially Disadvantaged Students *Sudhakar Agark, India*

Statistical Literacy for All Students and Its Impact on the Mathematics Curriculum *Gail Burrill, USA*

The Cognitive Development of Proof: Is Mathematical Proof for All or for Some? *David Tall, UK*

Geometry: Classical Topics and New Applications *Martin Kindt, Netherlands*

Preparing Students for College and the Workplace: Can We Do Both? *Glenda Lappan, USA*

A Report on In-Service Work with U.S. Teachers of Mathematics *Jerry Becker, USA*

**Part 2: Attaining High Performance**

Mathematics Education and TIMSS Results in the Czech Republic *Jana Strakova,Czech Republic*

Mathematics Education in Singapore *Lee Peng Yee, Singapore*

Japanese and Americans Reflect on Their High School Experiences *Harold Stevenson, USA*

Cultivating Talent in Mathematics: An International Perspective *Frances Curcio, USA*

Is There a World-Wide Mathematics Curriculum? *Zalman Usiskin, USA*

How Should United States Performance in School Mathematics Be Interpreted? *John Dossey, USA*

The Development of Student Achievement in Mathematics During Middle School and High School *Jon Miller, USA*

Three Saints and a Sinner *Mary Lindquist, USA*

**Part 3: Technology and Mathematics Education**

Providing Balance in the Mathematics Curriculum through Appropriate Use of Hand-held Technology
*Bert Waits and Franklin Demana, USA*

Which Traditional Algebra and Calculus Skills Are Still Important? *Lars-Eric Bjork, Sweden and Hans Brolin, Sweden*

Technology Empowering Teachers: Some Snapshots from Cabri-geometry *Jean-Marie Laborde, France*

The Media, Technology, and Statistical Literacy for All *Jane Watson, Australia*

Designing Game-Based Interactive Multimedia Mathematics Learning Activities *Maria Klawe, Canada*

**Part 4: Projects in the United States**
**Elementary School Curricula **

Investigations in Number, Data, and Space *Andee Rubin. USA*

Math Trailblazers *Phil Wagreich, USA*

The UCSMP Everyday Mathematics Curriculum *Max Bell, USA*
**Middle School Curricula**

Connected Mathematics Project (CMP) *Elizabeth Phillips, USA*

The Mathematics in Context Curriculum for Grades 5-8 *Meg Meyer, USA*

The Middle School Mathematics through Applications Project *Jennifer Knudsen, USA*

Middle Grades MATH Thematics (The STEM Project) *Rick Billstein, USA*
**High School Curricula**

Connected Geometry *Michelle Manes, USA*

The Core-Plus Mathematics Project *Christian Hirsch, USA*

The Interactive Mathematics Program (IMP) *Anne Horn, USA*

MATH Connections *Robert Rosenbaum, USA*

The UCSMP Secondary Curriculum Second Edition *Sharon Senk, USA*
**Systemic Initiatives**

Arkansas Statewide Systemic Initiative (The Arkansas Crusades) *Suzanne Mitchell, USA*

Chicago Public Schools Chicago Urban Systemic Initiative (CSI) *Clifton Burgess, USA*

Columbus Public Schools Columbus Urban Systemic Initiative *Judith Silbaugh, USA*

San Antonio Urban Systemic Initiative *Elizabeth Boehm, USA*

Systemic Initiative for Montana Mathematics and Science Integrated Mathematics (SIMMS IM) *Lisa Shute , USA*

**Zalman P. Usiskin**, USA National Representative

z-usiskin@uchicago.edu