I am thrilled to announce the publication of NCTM’s Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All, which defines and describes the principles and actions, including specific teaching practices, that are essential for a high-quality mathematics education for all students.
Principles to Actions outlines the productive practices all teachers should adopt to improve their students’ mathematics learning, and it describes practical steps that math specialists and coaches, administrators, policymakers, and parents can take to support a high-quality mathematics education. It also presents stakeholders the actions they need to dramatically improve mathematics education.
This landmark publication builds on NCTM’s Principles and Standards for School Mathematics and the Council’s previous standards publications. It also supports implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Principles to Actions spells out Guiding Principles and actions that must be taken in each of the following: Teaching and Learning, Access and Equity, Curriculum, Tools and Technology, Assessment, and Professionalism.
The Council first defined a set of Principles that describe features of high-quality mathematics education in Principles and Standards for School Mathematics in 2000. Now in Principles to Actions it articulates and builds on an updated set of six Guiding Principles that reflect more than a decade of experience and new research evidence about excellent mathematics programs, as well as significant obstacles and unproductive beliefs that continue to compromise progress.
Principles to Actions is now on sale from the NCTM Catalog and through firstname.lastname@example.org. Members receive a discount on both the printed publication and ebook. For information on quantity discounts contact NCTM customer service at (800) 235-7566 or email@example.com.
Linda M. Gojak