ERIC Number: ED021757
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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School Mathematics Study Group Report No. 3, a Film-Film Text Study.
This manual reports on a study which was undertaken during the school year 1963-64 to determine the effectiveness of three methods of preparing elementary school teachers to teach the "new mathematics" curricula. The first method involved a series of class sessions centering around material presented in the School Mathematics Study Group text, "A Brief Course in Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers." The second used the text and, in addition, a series of 30 supplementary films shown via projector. The third used the text and the same films shown via television. In this study, it was expected that this education would produce favorable changes in teachers' ability to understand the concepts involved in the "new" mathematics and in their attitudes towards mathematics teaching. In order to measure these changes, an opinion inventory and two parallel forms of a mathematics test were administered to each teacher before starting and after completing the course. The data indicated that the methods may be substituted for each other in the education of teachers. (RP)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. School Mathematics Study Group.
Identifiers: National Science Foundation; School Mathematics Study Group