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ERIC Number: ED018394
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 34
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Reference Count: 0
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STATUS OF MATHEMATICS EDUCATION IN MINNESOTA SCHOOLS.
DYE, DAVID L.
THIS REPORT IS BASED UPON A SURVEY CONDUCTED IN THE PUBLIC ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS OF MINNESOTA DURING THE 1965-66 SCHOOL YEAR. THE SURVEY WAS DESIGNED TO ANSWER SEVERAL QUESTIONS. AT THE ELEMENTARY LEVEL, IT WAS DESIRABLE TO FIND OUT WHETHER IN-SERVICE CLASSES WERE HAVING ANY EFFECT UPON THE PROGRAM OF MATHEMATICS. THIS WAS TO BE DETERMINED BY (1) OBSERVATION OF THE PERCENTAGE INCREASE OF TEACHERS IN IN-SERVICE CLASSES, (2) PARTICULAR TEXTBOOKS IN USE IN MATHEMATICS CLASSES, AND (3) AVAILABILITY AND USE OF OVERHEAD PROJECTORS BY TEACHERS. AT THE SECONDARY LEVEL, THE SURVEY WAS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE INFORMATION RELATIVE TO SEVERAL TOPICS--(1) THE NUMBER OF PUPILS ENROLLED IN THE MATHEMATICS COURSES, (2) THE PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION AND CONTINUING EDUCATION OF THE TEACHERS, AND (3) INFORMATION CONCERNING THE EXTENT OF MATHEMATICS CLUBS FOR STUDENTS AND AVAILABILITY OF OVERHEAD PROJECTORS FOR TEACHERS. THE RESULTS OF THE TWO SURVEYS GENERALLY INDICATED THAT THE SCHOOLS OF MINNESOTA ARE PROGRESSING IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION. HOWEVER, MANY TEACHERS ARE NOT READY TO INTRODUCE CONTEMPORARY MATERIAL, NOR DO THEY FEEL THAT THEIR MATHEMATICAL COMPETENCE IS SUCH THAT THEY ARE SECURE IN DISCUSSING TOPICS CONTAINED IN NEW TEXTS. (RP)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
Identifiers: MINNESOTA