Compiled and edited by the directors of the Mathematicians and Education Reform (MER) Network, this book contains papers by speakers and participants in MER workshops and special sessions over the last three years. Like the first volume, which also grew out of an MER workshop, this book is organized into two sections, Projects and Issues and Reactions providing a balance between descriptions of successful existing projects and more in-depth discussion of problems and issues in mathematics education reform. With contributions by some of the major leaders in this area today, this book is of interest to a broad segment of the mathematical sciences community.
Improving mathematics education through school-based change by J. Mumme and J. Weissglass Diagnostic testing: One link between university and high school mathematics by A. Manaster Creativity: Nature or nurture? A view in retrospect by A. E. Ross Equity and excellence in the University of Minnesota Talented Youth Mathematics Program (UMTYMP) by H. B. Keynes A report on an entry level math program by E. Toubassi Pros and cons of teaching mathematics via a problem-solving approach by B. Fristedt Obstacles to change: The implications of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Standards for Undergraduate Mathematics by T. C. Stevens The role of teachers in mathematics education reform by J. G. Rosenstein Teaching to love wisdom by C. Cotter and I. Szczyrba Teacher networking: A corollary of junior mathematics prognostic testing by F. L. Gilfeather and N. A. Gonzales Using technology for teaching mathematics by C. Swenson.