ERIC Number: ED038034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov-30
Reference Count: 0
Programming-Languages as a Conceptual Framework for Teaching Mathematics. Final Report on the First Fifteen Months of the LOGO Project.
Feurzeig, W.; And Others
A new mathematics curriculum was used in this study which depended fundamentally on the use of computers and programing for presentation. The main part of the research was done with seventh grade children utilizing a programing language, LOGO, specifically designed for the teaching of mathematics. An investigation was also conducted with a group of second and third graders. After a brief exposition of the LOGO language, the two teaching activities are described in some detail, including many examples of the classroom and laboratory materials used. The report begins with a discussion of the reasons that mathematics instruction is so difficult, and states the underlying issues that have dictated the kind of approach taken here. Following the descriptive material on the teaching experiments is a discussion of the results, including some evaluation of the year's work and of the project. A detailed description of the LOGO programing language and system is appended. (Author/JY)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, MA.