File this under, “Stuff I meant to post last week and didn’t.”
The National Mathematics Advisory Panel released its final report last week, titled Foundations for Success. You can find the report and sub-reports in a variety of file formats at the NMAP home page.
The report is heavily grounded in “high-quality” research and includes six key elements that I would summarize as follows:
- Curriculum Focal Points;
- How students learn;
- Teacher content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge;
- Quality first instruction;
- Quality, focused assessment; and
- Education research.
Remember, these are my summaries, not theirs. I would suggest looking at the report if you’re at all interested in what the group had to say, as they are much more verbose than I.