- Although not always obvious, mathematics is an important part of everyday life.
- Current practices place little emphasis on the application of mathematical skills outside of the classroom.
- Assessment of mathematical skills should measure arithmetic skills as well as affective dimensions, communication, and process evaluation
- Traditional methods of assessment are criticized for evaluating the product only and not the process that students used to arrive at an answer.
- Mathematics instruction should be as diverse as possible, incorporating a number of approaches that enhance student knowledge, motivation, interest and ability to generalize skills.
- Teachers should emphasize one new concept at a time throughout arithmetic instruction.
- Life skills mathematics must be a major part of the curriculum from Kindergarten all the way to college-bound students.