ERIC Number: ED172893
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Annual Report of the Developmental Mathematics Curriculum Committee of the American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges: Report of Subcommittee Activity for 1977-1978.
Salmond, Lowell; And Others
The annual reports of five subcommittees of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges' Developmental Mathematics Curriculum Committee (AMATYC-DMC) are preceded by a statement of goals for a remedial mathematics curriculum. The Hand-Held Calculator Subcommittee reported the results of a 12-item questionnaire distributed to college mathematics instructors to determine teacher opinion and school policy regarding student use of hand-held calculators, how their use should be taught, and how they affect students' interest and skill in math. The Testing Subcommittee report cites a recently completed analysis of a booklet of categorized multiple-choice test questions for instructor use. The Teacher Qualification Subcommittee surveyed existing requirements for two-year college employment of developmental mathematics teachers. To help develop programs and standards for curriculum at the two-year college level, the Minimum Mathematics Competency Subcommittee surveyed AMATYC members to ascertain which study topics they would require for graduation. The goals of the Evaluation Subcommittee are to identify similarities among existing programs and develop an evaluative tool to determine relative success of various developmental programs. Survey forms and tabulations are included for the reports on hand-held calculators, teacher requirements, and minimal competency. (DR)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Calculators, College Mathematics, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Electromechanical Aids, Item Analysis, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Remedial Mathematics, Remedial Teachers, Surveys, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges.