'Crossroads in Mathematics: Standards for Introductory College Mathematics Before Calculus has two major goals: to improve mathematics education at two-year colleges and at the lower division of four-year colleges and universities and to encourage more students to study mathematics. The document presents standards that are intended to revitalize the mathematics curriculum preceding calculus and to stimulate changes in instructional methods so that students will be engaged as active learners in worthwhile mathematical tasks. Preparation of these standards has been guided by the principle that faculty must help their students think critically, learn how to learn, and find motivation for the study of mathematics in appreciation of its power and usefulness' (direct from website). Users can access all chapters of the book as well as the Illinois Mathematics Association of Community Colleges.
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