Date of Defense



Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies

First Advisor

Dr. Dwayne E. Channell

Second Advisor

Dr. Steve Ziebarth


Why would the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics want to adopt a set of standards? Normally, groups adopt standards in order to state goals, promote change, and ensure quality. Therefore the NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) wanted to state these new goals. Schools, teachers, students, and parents, at that time, had no protection from poor education. In 1989, the Board of Directors and the Commission believed that if students are to be adequately prepared to live in the twenty-first century, new standards should be created in order to achieve this. At this time in history, the economic shift can be attributed to the new goals. Low-cost calculators, computers, and other technologies were now more prevalent than in the past.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Open Access

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