NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED003367
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 56
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
EXPERIMENTAL TEACHING OF MATHEMATICAL LOGIC IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.
BINFORD, FREDERICK; SUPPES, PATRICK
STUDY OBJECTIVES WERE DEVELOPED AROUND THE IDEA THAT DELIBERATE AND PLANNED TEACHING OF FORMAL SYMBOLIC LOGIC WILL BENEFIT THE STUDENT AT ANY AGE BY ENLARGING HIS SCOPE AND PROVIDING FOR A DEEPER AND MORE PENETRATING STUDY OF MATHEMATICS AND OTHER DEDUCTIVELY FORMULATED DISCIPLINES. IT WAS HYPOTHESIZED THAT THE ABLE STUDENT IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IS CAPABLE OF ACQUIRING THE SKILLS TO A SIGNIFICANT DEGREE AND WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME. APPROXIMATELY 500 ACADEMICALLY TALENTED FIFTH- AND SIXTH-GRADE STUDENTS PARTICIPATED IN AN EXPERIMENTAL 2-YEAR PROGRAM IN 13 SCHOOLS. IT WAS FOUND THAT--(1) THE UPPER QUARTILE OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS CAN ACHIEVE CONCEPTUAL AND TECHNICAL MASTERY OF ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICAL LOGIC, (2) MASTERY OF THE SUBJECT MATTER CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED IN AN AMOUNT OF TIME COMPARABLE TO THAT NEEDED BY COLLEGE STUDENTS, BUT DISTRIBUTED OVER A GREATER PERIOD OF TIME AND WITH CONSIDERABLY MORE DIRECT TEACHER SUPERVISION, AND (3) THE MORE DEDICATED AND ABLE ELEMENTARY-SCHOOL TEACHERS CAN BE GIVEN SUFFICIENT TRAINING IN 5 OR 6 SEMESTER HOURS OF INSTRUCTION TO TEACH CLASSES IN ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICAL LOGIC. (JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (Stanford)