Sunday, March 3, 2013

syllabi old and new

If you can, please take a moment to look at the syllabus above. Here's a zoom in on one of the flows between third and fourth year:

I was prompted to dig out this pretty relic from my collection of old books after reading about the ongoing efforts to describe the ideal curricular progressions for Common Core State Standards for high school mathematics (via a post by +Raymond Johnson that linked to the Common Core Tools blog).

If you look carefully at the topics, and the emphasis on set theory and logical sequencing, you may be able to guess when this curriculum was in effect (maybe I'll provide the answer in a future post). What will the new CCSS progressions tell us about what we value in mathematics education?