Style and References.
Your style and references should conform to one of the two standard styles used in mathematics education; these can be found in the following two references:
Chicago Manual of Style
University of Chicago Press
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
American Psychological Association, 2001
Your references for the paper can include primary and secondary research. Examples of secondary research would include printed books, educational publications, articles in newspapers or articles from periodicals and recent journals. You must use at least two library sources; that is, sources other than the web, TV, newspapers, or non-professional periodicals. You should cite your sources using one of the two styles listed above.
Some Possible Topics.
Assessing mathematics achievement
Managing the mathematics classroom
Do nows and warmups
Maintaining discipline in an unpopular subject
How to teach problem solving
Working in groups; homogeneous vs. heterogeneous groupings
Do uniform exams stifle creativity
Teaching styles vs. learning styles: does everyone learn the same way?
Multiple representations of mathematical concepts
Implementing State Standards in the Math Curriculum
Coping with the low achiever - identifying the problem(s)
The inclusion classroom
Coping with the high achiever - enrichment
At what point should students be permitted to use calculators?
At what point should students be encouraged to use calculators?
At what point should students be required to use graphing calculators?
The use and misuse of graphing calculators
Student attitudes towards Mathematics and Mathematicians
Study Skills for Mathematics Students
Mathematics Education in other cultures
Women in Mathematics
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