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Principles and Standards
Curriculum Focal Points for Pre-K–Grade 8 Mathematics: A Quest for Coherence

Francis "Skip" Fennell 

October 2006, Volume 12, Issue 3, Page 1

Abstract:

This department introduces the topic of the NCTM's "Curriculum Focal Points for Prekindergarten through Grade 8 Mathematics: A Quest for Coherence," including the need for the focal points, what they are, how they should be used, and how they are related to the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. The purpose for the Curriculum Focal Points is to provide leadership in the discussion about important mathematical topics at the pre-K-8 level.

Keywords:
Algebra
Article
Curriculum Developer
Grades 6-8
Higher Education
Math Coordinator / Coach
Geometry & Measurement
Numbers and Operations
Probability
Teacher
Problem Solving / Problem Posing