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ERIC Number: ED001389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 1
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THE EVOLUTION OF SCHOOL MATHEMATICS.
DAVIS, ROBERT B.
ACTION AND PLANS OF THE MADISON PROJECT TO GIVE RATIONAL GUIDANCE TO EVOLUTIONARY CHANGES IN SCHOOL MATHEMATICS ARE DESCRIBED. THE PROJECT ATTEMPTS TO CONTRIBUTE TO RATIONAL GUIDANCE OF EDUCATIONAL EVOLUTION BY MAKING "THRUSTS AND PROBES" INTO THE UNKNOWN POTENTIAL OF MATHEMATICS LEARNING. EXAMPLES ARE--INTRODUCING THE ARITHMETIC OF SIGNED NUMBERS TO FIRST OR SECOND GRADERS, LETTING CHILDREN IN GRADES FOUR THROUGH SEVEN WORK WITH ALGEBRAIC IDENTIFIES AND PROOFS OF ALGEBRAIC THEOREMS. A SECOND PROJECT ACTIVITY ATTEMPTS TO MOVE NEW MATHEMATICS INTO THE STANDARD REPERTOIRE OF PRECOLLEGE CURRICULUM. THE THIRD AND MOST FUNDAMENTAL PROJECT TASK DEVISES CREATIVE MATHEMATIC EXPERIENCES FOR CHILDREN. AN EXAMPLE OF SUCH AN EXPERIENCE WOULD BE PLAYING A MODIFIED GAME OF TIC TAC TOE ON CARTESIAN COORDINATES WITH SECOND AND THIRD GRADERS. FINALLY, BY SHAPING A SPECIFIC THEORY OF INSTRUCTION THE MADISON PROJECT HOPES TO GIVE A RATIONAL GUIDANCE TO EDUCATIONAL EVOLUTION.
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Authoring Institution: Webster Coll., St. Louis, MO.
Identifiers: MADISON PROJECT; MISSOURI; Missouri (Saint Louis)