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ERIC Number: ED003369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 79
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A MODERN MATHEMATICS PROGRAM AS IT PERTAINS TO THE INTERRELATIONSHIP OF MATHEMATICAL CONTENT, TEACHING METHODS AND CLASSROOM ATMOSPHERE (THE MADISON PROJECT).
DAVIS, ROBERT B.
ACTIVITIES ARE DISCUSSED WHICH TOOK PLACE DURING THE SECOND YEAR OF THE PROPOSED 5-YEAR "MADISON PROJECT," A COMPREHENSIVE EFFORT AIMED AT GIVING SCHOOL CHILDREN AN EXPERIENCE IN THE CREATIVE AND OPEN-ENDED FORM OF MATHEMATICS AS IT IS KNOWN TO MATHEMATICIANS. THE REPORT OF THE FIRST YEAR (1962) BORE THE SAME TITLE AS THIS REPORT. OBJECTIVES OF THIS "DEMONSTRATION" PHASE INCLUDED (1) WORK WITH SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL SYSTEMS IN PROVIDING STUDENTS WITH EXPERIENCES WHICH REFLECT VALID INTERPRETATION OF GOOD MATHEMATICAL THINKING, (2) EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF DATA FOR PURPOSES OF DOCUMENTING THE NATURE OF THE EXPERIENCES, (3) "QUALITY CONTROL" OF EXPERIENCES, (4) INTEGRATION OF THE DEMONSTRATION INTO A PROGRAM OF INSERVICE TEACHER TRAINING, PRESERVICE TEACHER EDUCATION, AND CURRICULUM MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT, AND (5) REPORTING TO THE PROFESSION AND ACADEMIC COMMUNITY. PROCEDURES FOR THE DEMONSTRATION WERE AIMED TOWARD THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COMBINATION OF VARIOUS ATTRIBUTES THAT TOGETHER WOULD SERVE TO GIVE CHILDREN EXPERIENCES IN GOOD MATHEMATICAL THINKING. CONCLUSIVE RESULTS WERE NOT REPORTED FOR THIS PHASE OF THE PROJECT. ANALYSIS OF TAPE RECORDINGS, FILMS, AND SCHOOL-ADMINISTERED ACHIEVEMENT TESTS INDICATED SOME POSITIVE FINDINGS WHICH WERE DISCUSSED IN DETAIL WITH RESPECT TO THEIR APPROPRIATENESS AND VALUE IN MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTION. (JC)
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Authoring Institution: Webster Coll., St. Louis, MO.
Identifiers: MADISON PROJECT; MISSOURI; Missouri (Webster Groves); NEW YORK; New York (Syracuse)