**CBMS Issues in Mathematics Education**

Volume: 5;
1995;
214 pp;
Softcover

MSC: Primary 00; 97;

Print ISBN: 978-0-8218-0383-7

Product Code: CBMATH/5

List Price: $71.00

Individual Price: $56.80

**Electronic ISBN: 978-1-4704-2329-2
Product Code: CBMATH/5.E**

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# Changing the Culture: Mathematics Education in the Research Community

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*Naomi Fisher; Harvey B. Keynes; Philip D. Wagreich*

A co-publication of the AMS and CBMS

This volume is an outgrowth of a series of programs organized by the Mathematicians and Education Reform (MER) Network between 1990 and 1993. These programs explored the ways in which the mathematical sciences community has responded to educational challenges. Mathematicians who had made a serious commitment to educational reform served as role models, inspiring others to contribute their efforts to this important work. The discussions raised many questions and highlighted many insights about the nature of educational reform and how the mathematics research community can contribute to it. The papers in this volume present perspectives on the future of these efforts, varied examples of how individual mathematicians have become involved in educational reform, and case studies of how the community is responding to the need for reform. Viewing the mathematics culture through the prism of his or her own experience and encounters, each author contributes a valuable piece for the reader to consider in trying to envision what the large picture will be as mathematics education continues to evolve.

This series is published in cooperation with the Mathematical Association of America.

This series is published in cooperation with the Mathematical Association of America.

#### Table of Contents

# Table of Contents

## Changing the Culture: Mathematics Education in the Research Community

- Cover Cover11 free
- Title v6 free
- Copyright vi7 free
- Contents vii8 free
- Foreword ix10 free
- Reflections on Responses of the Mathematics Culture to Educational Challenges 112 free
- The Roles of Action and of Thought in Mathematics Education—One Mathematician's Passage 314
- Three Mathematical Cultures 1728
- When Is the Best Proof Not the Best Proof? 3142
- Can University Math People Contribute Significantly to Precollege Mathematics Education (Beyond Giving Future Teachers a Few Preservice Math Courses)? 5566
- The Goldfish Route to Mathematics Education 6172
- The Size of a Mathematics Department 6778
- The Future of the Past 7182
- Everybody Counts/Everybody Else 89100

- Educational Journeys within the Mathematics Culture 111122
- Project EXCEL at Rutgers-New Brunswick: Instigation and Institutionalization 113124
- Routes to Mathematics for African-American, Latino and Native American Students in the 1990s: The Educational Trajectories of Summer Mathematics Institute Participants 127138
- Programs for Mathematically Talented Students—Do We Really Need Them? 153164
- The Road to Reform 175186
- Educational Change in a Research University 187198
- Changing Institutions 207218

- Back Cover Back Cover1225

#### Readership

Researchers and educators in the mathematical sciences.