ERIC Number: ED060255
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
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Nuevo enfoque de la ensenanza de las matematicas en el nivel de primaria (A New Approach to the Teaching of Mathematics at the Primary School Level).
Jimenez Lozano, Blanca; And Others
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1500 words) of a new approach to the teaching of mathematics in Mexican elementary schools. Three aspects of mathematical reform are discussed: (1) syllabus content; (2) teaching methods; and (3) the question of introducing the pupil to modern mathematics at the earliest possible stage in his education. The principle of introducing the student to modern mathematics at an early stage has stood the test of experience, as pioneered by Jerome Bruner and Jean Piaget. The project is considered experimental and progressive in nature, and its results should be applied gradually. The second part of the document gives a stage by stage account of the research project. During the second stage, training was given to the team of teachers assigned to the project. The success of the experiment was due to the close cooperation of both technical and administrative authorities and the teachers. The students' work book proved to be an effective learning aid, and their interest was simulated. Tests had to be devised for objective evaluation. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Curriculum Development, Educational Research, Elementary School Mathematics, Experimental Programs, Experimental Teaching, Grade 1, Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Performance Specifications, Pretests Posttests, Teaching Methods
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED060227)
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Authoring Institution: Instituto Nacional de Pedagogia (Mexico).
Identifiers: Bruner (Jerome S); Mexico; Piaget (Jean)