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Date sent: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 13:49:10 -0700 (PDT)
From: Gail Davies
Subject: Re: Music in Nebraska Schools in 1936
To: arthurhu@halcyon.com
From Nebraska 1940s
--- arthur hu wrote:
> any more academic standards, say a few math
> standards from a
> few grades
>
> Arthur Hu arthurhu@halcyon.com Education Deform
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>Hi Arthur,
Are your children in private or public schools? My children are in
public school in what is considered some of the best schools around
in Silicon Valley. I don't think they are very good. It's very
interesting too that no one seems to complain or want to change
things. I guess the majority are happy with the poor academic
quality or else they figure what's the point. Sometimes I wish I
lived in Texas where it looks like the whole state is aware of what's
going on. I think I would fit in better.
Here are some more standards:
Standards for Sixth Year Pupils
A. The ability to read and write integers of four places and
decimals of four places.
B. Accuracy in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
of whole numbers.
C. Accuracy in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
of common fractions.
D. Accuracy in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
of decimal fractions.
Standards of Attainment for the Seventh Year Pupils A. Ability to
perform accurately and quickly all fundamental operations with whole
numbers, fractions, decimals. and denominate numbers.
B. Ability to estimate results and to think out the logical
procedure for all types of percentage problems, namely, problems in
commission, discount, profit and loss, interest, insurance and
taxation.
C. Ability to write business letters correctly.
This is only a small sample out of a 600 page book of standards for
grades 1-8.
Let me know what you think.
Later,
Gail
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I'll pass this on to my loops.
Actually standards since I was a kid is that 6th graders pretty much finish up basic arithmetic to any number of decimal places, I'm surprised they left out decimal division. WA standards and
most other states introduce decimal math in grade 5, though
that didn't stop them from putting it in the grade 4 test against
their own specifications!
However, it is now common to leave out manual division, or
accuracy or speed in any manual calculation.
Grade 7 now includes ratio, proportion, and some pre-algebra.
I was in elementary in the 60's, looks like standards moved up
quite a bit from the 1940s, the big push now in the 90s is
charts and statistics that previously were covered only in
college.