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ERIC Number: ED001258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jan
Pages: 163
Abstractor: N/A
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AN INTERIM UNIT IN CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS FOR GRADE 5. SETS, NUMBERS, AND OPERATIONS.
VOJIKO, GEORGE R.
AN INTERIM UNIT HAS BEEN DEVELOPED TO ASSIST TEACHERS AND PUPILS IN MAKING THE TRANSITION TO A CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS PROGRAM. EXPERIENCE HAS SHOWN THAT ANY INTRODUCTORY WORK DURING THE YEAR PRECEDING THE INTRODUCTION OF A NEW PROGRAM HAS MADE THE FIRST YEAR CONSIDERABLY EASIER AND MORE PROFITABLE FOR BOTH TEACHERS AND PUPILS. EACH CONCEPT PRESENTED IN THE UNIT IS--BASED ON FAMILIAR CONCEPTS, DEVELOPED GRADUALLY, AND DIRECTED TOWARD CERTAIN FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES. THERE ARE TWO WAYS IN WHICH THE UNIT MAY BE USED. EITHER THE TEACHER CAN PLAN TO COMPLETE THE CURRENT STATE TEXTBOOK IN THE SPRING AND TEACH THE INTERIM UNIT IN THE REMAINING WEEKS OF THE YEAR, OR SHE CAN RELATE THE TEACHING OF THE UNIT CONCEPTS WITH THE CURRENT TEXTBOOK DURING THE YEAR. IN EITHER CASE, THE TEACHER SHOULD TRY TO PROVIDE A DISCOVERY APPROACH IN TEACHING ARITHMETIC BY ASKING THOUGHT-PROVOKING QUESTIONS, ENCOURAGING STUDIOUS INQUIRY, WITHHOLDING FORMAL VERBALIZATION OF BASIC PRINCIPLES UNTIL THEY ARE UNDERSTOOK OPERATIONALLY, AND ASSISTING THE PUPILS IN MAKING GENERALIZATIONS AS A RESULT OF INVESTIGATION. THE FOUR CHAPTERS PRESENTED IN THE INTERIM UNIT ARE SETS, NUMBERS, OPERATIONS, AND FRACTIONS AND DECIMALS. A MINIMUM AMOUNT OF TIME SHOULD BE SPENT ON THE FIRST TWO CHAPTERS AND THE MAJOR EFFORT DEVOTED TO THE FINAL CHAPTERS. TIME ALLOTMENT FOR TEACHING THE ENTIRE UNIT IS FROM 6 TO 9 WEEKS. EACH CHAPTER IS ORGANIZED WITH AN OBJECTIVE, BACKGROUND INFORMATION FOR THE TEACHER, AND TWO PHASES OF TEACHING PROCEDURES, EXPLORATION, OR THE ORAL PHASE, AND PUPIL EXERCISES, OR THE WRITTEN WORK USED TO REINFORCE SKILLS LEARNED IN THE ORAL PHASE.
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Authoring Institution: San Diego City Schools, CA.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (San Diego)