This booklet provides information to guide the improvement of school mathematics from pre-K through grade 8, with a focus on the realm of number. The authors explain five strands of mathematical proficiency and discuss the major changes needed in mathematics instruction, instructional materials, assessments, teacher education, and the broader educational system. It answers some of the frequently asked questions regarding mathematics instruction and recommends actions for parents and caregivers, teachers, administrators, and policy makers, stressing the importance of working together to create a mathematically literate society. At this website visitors may read the book online, download a free copy (pdf) or purchase a hard copy. This is a 39-page summary of a comprehensive report, Adding It Up: Helping Children Learn Mathematics, which is cataloged separately.


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