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\iteman{ZMATH 2013b.00337}
\itemau{Lock, Corey; Pugalee, David}
\itemti{Changes in the North Carolina mathematics curriculum: a comparative study, 1920s, 1930's with 2003.}
\itemso{Paditz, Ludwig (ed.) et al., Proceedings of the 10th international conference ``Models in Developing Mathematics Education'', Dresden, Saxony, Germany, September 11--17, 2009. Dresden: Hochschule f\"ur Technik und Wirtschaft (ISBN 83-919465-9-2). 376-377 (2009).}
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Summary: The purpose of this paper is to compare curriculum documents for K-12 education from the state of North Carolina from two time periods, 1920s and 2003. The historical development of the mathematics curriculum in North Carolina provides a snapshot of the shifts in mathematics teaching and learning. North Carolina, a state in the southeast of the United States, has had a statewide standard course over a period spanning more than eighty years. A document analysis of printed curriculum standards from allows a description of the mathematics concepts and tasks that were expected of students in those years. The analysis revealed stark contrasts in the focus of mathematics from a very computational emphasis to one of problem solving. The analysis also highlighted the understanding of algebraic concepts and ideas as an essential outcome of current mathematics programs.
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\itemcc{D30 A30}
\itemut{curriculum development; history of mathematics education; United States}
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