ERIC Number: ED033066
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
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Multi-Jurisdictional Behaviorally-Based In-Service Program for Elementary School Teachers in Mathematics. Final Report.
Maryland Univ., College Park.
A project was designed to develop and validate a model for inservice education which could reach a large number of elementary school teachers. The thesis explored was whether this research, development, dissemination, and implementation could be effectively accomplished through the pooled competencies of a university-based staff, a state education agency, and local school systems. Analysis of data support the thesis. Procedures included the identification and description of four mathematical tasks to be included in the inservice program; construction of a behavioral hierarchy for one, the Algorithms Process Hierarchy (APH); construction of learning-teaching-instructional materials, "Games and Algorithms," for APH; initial tryout with 43 teachers in a summer institute; field testing in inservice programs in 11 countries with 211 teachers being taught by the summer institute participants. (Included are the complete findings, the pretest-posttest performance-based assessment instrument, hierarchies for the additional mathematical tasks [constructing and describing whirligigs, construction and description of 3-dimensional figures, and decisionmaking by probability], instructional materials for construction and description of whirligigs [which involves geometric shapes, linear measure, position on a grid, graph and slope of a line] procedures used for validating learning hierarchies, statistical formulas for the evaluation analysis, manipulative materials, and the "Games and Algorithms.") (JS)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, College School Cooperation, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Teachers, Inservice Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Teachers, Program Development, State Programs
Univ. of Maryland Mathematics Project, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, Md. 20742 ($6.00, final report, all books, manipulative materials; "Games and Algorithms," $3.00)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park.
Identifiers: Algorithms Process Hierarchy