The
goal is to investigate a new mathematical area of the elementary curriculum and consider what teachers need to
know as well as what children need to learn
the topic in the deep and meaningful ways
suggested by the NCTM Standards (2000).

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1) Pick
a topic: data analysis and probability, geometry, reasoning and proof, or algebra.

2) Read,
analyze, and synthesize the mathematical topic in the NCTM Standards.

3) Analyze
and synthesize the topic in a set of reform curriculum materials (Everyday Math, Trail Blazers, Investigations,
local curriculum).

¥4) What do teachers need to know to teach this?

5) Create
5 math problems that would help teachers learn. Create 5 math problems that would help children learn.