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ERIC Number: ED001913
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Pages: 157
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BASIC MATHEMATICS I FOR THE SECONDARY SCHOOLS.
MCCARTHY, CHARLES T.; AND OTHERS
THE COURSE IS GEARED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF STUDENTS ENTERING SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL WITH A MATHEMATICS ACHIEVEMENT LEVEL BELOW SIXTH GRADE. SINCE TWO PRINCIPAL CAUSES OF SERIOUS DEFICIENCIES IN ARITHMETIC ARE A LACK OF UNDERSTANDING OF THE DECIMAL SYSTEM OF NOTATION AND A LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE BASIC FUNDAMENTALS OF ARITHMETIC, BASIC CONCEPTS MUST BE RETAUGHT. THE COURSE IS DIVIDED INTO TWO SEMESTERS AND CONTAINS FIVE UNITS-THE NUMBER SYSTEM AND THE ADDITION, SUBTRACTION, MULTIPLICATION, AND DIVISION OF WHOLE NUMBERS. EMPHASIS ON COMPREHENSION IS GIVEN BY THE INCLUSION OF THOUGHT PROBLEMS, INVOLVING PERTINENT EXPERIENCES AND HIGH INTEREST READING LEVEL. THE ULTIMATE OBJECTIVE IS STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AT A SIXTH-GRADE LEVEL, TO BE ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MASTERY OF BASIC NUMBER FACTS AND A REALIZATION OF THEIR IMPORTANCE IN LIFE SITUATIONS, A STRIVING FOR GOOD WORK HABITS, ACCURACY, AND SPEED, THE INCREASE IN ABILITIES TO ESTIMATE AN ANSWER AND TO USE APPROPRIATE MATHEMATICAL EQUIPMENT, AND THE GAIN OF SUFFICIENT UNDERSTANDING AND COMPETENCY TO PROFIT FROM INSTRUCTION IN ESSENTIAL MATHEMATICS. SMALL CLASSES, ATTRACTIVE CLASSROOMS, ADEQUATE MATHERIALS AND TEXTS, INTERESTED AND SKILLED TEACHERS, AND THE USE OF MANY SENSORY AND MANIPULATIVE DEVICES SHOULD MOTIVATE SLOW LEARNERS TO RAISE THEIR ACHIEVEMENT LEVELS.
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Authoring Institution: Chicago Board of Education, IL.
Identifiers: Illinois (Chicago)