Then: My Observations of Movements in the Field of Mathematics

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  • 1 Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University

After reviewing the positive and negative impacts of past frameworks, new curricula, instructional methods, and assessment strategies, the author makes recommendations for the next mathematics education movement.

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Each month, two invited authors reflect on an important mathematics education topic from perspectives of either “Then” (the past) or “Now” (the present with an eye toward the future).

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