**EMAT 9700**

**Recommended Reading**

During
tests and quizzes, please spend the class time reading something that is
relevant to the mathematical preparation of teachers and then write some brief
comments on what you read in the weekly discussions. Start by reading portions
of the first two documents listed below. If you teach teachers, you should be
familiar with these basic references. You are also welcome to find other things
to read that are relevant to teacher education. If so, please share the
reference in the discussions with everyone.

Recommended
items to read during tests:

1) The Common Core State Standards
for Mathematics. These new standards have now been adopted by most states,
including Georgia. Most states are starting to teach to these standards.
(Information about GeorgiaÕs implementation can be found here: https://www.georgiastandards.org/Common-Core/Pages/default.aspx )

2) The
Mathematical Education of Teachers, http://www.cbmsweb.org/MET_Document/ CBMS
report, published by the AMS in cooperation with the MAA. You might pick one or
two chapters to read. A revision of this document, MET2, will be published
soon.

3) Read
postings on the Mathematics Teaching Community (MTC) at
https://mathematicsteachingcommunity.math.uga.edu/ .
MTC is an online community for everyone who teaches (or taught) mathematics at
any level from PreK through college. Members can post
submissions, which can be anything for or about mathematics teaching, such as
activities, questions, or links to useful resources. Members tag their
submissions and anyone (members and non-members) can use tags to search for
topics of interest. Further information about the site can be found in the FAQ
and in postings with the "meta" tag.

4) NCTM
(National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) Principles and Standards for
School Mathematics, http://nctm.org/standards/default.aspx?id=58

These
standards have been very influential. You might pick a chapter to read or
browse, or you might look at the E-examples (see top left).

5) NCTM
(National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) Curriculum Focal Points for
Prekindergarten through Grade 8 Mathematics, http://nctm.org/standards/default.aspx?id=58

These
were published in 2006. A number of states used them in revising their
mathematics standards and the Common Core Standards were
heavily influenced by them.