ERIC Number: ED246968
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Mathematics Laboratory Report: Activities during Academic Year, 1983-1984 [and] Plans for Academic Year, 1984-1985.
Capps, Joan P.
During the 1983-84 academic year, a mathematics laboratory was established at Somerset County College to provide tutorial and testing services for high-risk students. This report describes and evaluates the first-year activities of the lab and proposes plans for increasing and evaluating the services and use of the lab during 1984-85. First, the report focuses on the initiation of the lab, the services provided, the successful elements of the math lab program, and problems encountered. Highlighted problems include the underutilization of tutor training in alternate forms of instruction, such as Keller's Personalized System of Instruction (PSI); and heavy student reliance on tutor/teacher explanations rather than audiovisual materials. Next, the report presents the plan for 1984-85, which includes workshops for teachers and students to increase awareness of the capabilities of the lab; teacher workshops on PSI; weekend workshops on special math topics; and the development of supplementary materials for various math courses. Next, plans for "seeding" a mathematics laboratory library of videotaped instructional material, computer-accessible resources, and teacher-developed audio-visual materials are presented; and the establishment of office space for the math lab coordinator is recommended. Finally, a research design for evaluating the lab in 1984-85 is presented including information on study questions, population and sample, variables, and analysis methods. Appendices include tutor salary information, the math lab schedule, and the floor plan proposed for the lab. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Somerset County Coll., Somerville, NJ.
Identifiers: Mathematics Laboratories