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ERIC Number: ED061353
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
1970-71 Basic Mathematics Improvement Component. Final Report.
The Basic Mathematics Improvement Component, funded under Title I of the 1965 Elementary Secondary Education Act, served nearly 800 pupils in grades four through nine in 20 high priority inner-city schools. The philosophy behind the program was that high achievement in mathematics correlates highly with the high achievement in other areas, and a person who achieves high in mathematics has two-thirds of the semi-skilled jobs open to him. The component was designed to raise the level of achievement in mathematics of students who were above 80 in IQ but were achieving at least one year below grade level in mathematics on a standardized test. Each component public school was staffed by a certified teacher and each component parochial school had a part-time certified teacher. Supervision was maintained by a teacher coordinator. The teacher was to meet with small groups of students--four to eight pupils--for approximately 45 minutes a day, four days a week. On the fifth day, the teacher either attended in-service meetings or met individually with students. The maximum number of pupils per teacher during the year was 35. The pupils also attended their regular classroom mathematics program. Component instruction was individualized according to the needs of the individual pupils. (Author/JM)
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Authoring Institution: Columbus Public Schools, OH.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Ohio