ERIC Number: ED182108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Activity Oriented Materials Developed to Help the Low Achiever Attain Basic Mathematical Competencies.
Nebraska Univ., Lincoln.
Mathematics units developed during a summer workshop are presented. The purposes of the workshop were to prepare qualified secondary teachers to teach mathematics to low achievers and to collect, review, and develop new methodologies and materials for teaching the reluctant learner in mathematics. The units developed were designed to be used as supplementary materials and it was indicated that individual teachers should feel free to adapt the units to fit local needs. The units were designed to help students achieve needed competencies that were suggested by a committee of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Each unit includes a competency statement, instructional objectives, and two suggested activities. Twenty-seven competencies are listed. The number of instructional objectives for each competency varies from one to fourteen. Some of the suggested competencies are: (1) ability to perceive patterns displayed by means of sequences of specific instances; (2) use the standard algorithms for the operations of arithmetic of whole rational numbers; and (3) construct bisectors of lines and angles. (MK)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Curriculum Development, Learning Activities, Low Achievement, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Materials, Mathematics Teachers, Remedial Mathematics, Resource Materials, Resource Units, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Skills, Teacher Developed Materials, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln.
Note: For related document, see SE 029 386; Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document; Pages 178-180 missing from document prior to its being shipped to EDRS for filming; Best copy available