The Mathematical Education of Teachers II Draft Released for Public Comment


The Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences has released a draft of the newly revised Mathematical Education of Teachers. Public comment on the draft is welcomed through April 28, 2012.

The writing team for MET II (as it is called) has several Nebraska connections. Jim Lewis, the NebraskaMATH PI was chair of the writing team. Other members of the team include Professor's Bill McCallum (Arizona) and Sybilla Beckmann (Georgia) who were featured speakers at the October 2011 Enacting Mathematical Practicies conference and Professor Denise Spangler (Georgia) was a Visiting Professor at UNL in Summer 2011 when she taught a class for Noyce Master Teaching Fellows.

The MET II document is a draft version of the second Mathematical Education of Teachers (MET) Report from the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences. The first MET report was published in 2001. Much has changed since then, including the Common Core State Standards initiative and the engagement in mathematicians in the work of federally-funded Math Science Partnerships. The MET II report draws on the experiences and background of the last decade to update MET I's recommendations for the mathematical preparation of teachers of elementary grades, middle grades, and high school; offer recommendations for the professional development of teachers of mathematics; and discuss the mathematical needs of elementary mathematics specialists, and of teachers in early childhood education and special education.

The report has three main audiences: mathematicians, mathematics educators, and policy-makers.

Please read the draft and submit comments to by April 28, 2012.