ERIC Number: ED343781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
K-6 Supplementary Mathematics Materials for a Technological Society: Final Project Report.
Willoughby, Stephen S.; Weinberg, Sharon L.
The purpose of this project was to develop and field test supplementary mathematics curriculum materials that could be used in a typical school setting to introduce elementary school children to calculators and computers in the process of solving everyday mathematical problems. The materials were designed to help teachers: (1) familiarize children with the technology and promote its spontaneous and competent utilization; (2) foster the appropriate applications of technology; (3) encourage and instill positive attitudes toward technology on the part of children; and (4) teach traditional and non-traditional mathematical topics more effectively. Part 1 is the final report from the project director and includes the purpose, the outline of the procedures, the results, the end products, and conclusive recommendations. Part 2 contains the final evaluation reports from four different sites in the United States that participated in this project: New Rochelle, Brooklyn, and Newburgh, New York; and Tucson, Arizona. Each final evaluation report contains an introduction, a pre-service workshop description, notes on the supplementary lessons, calculator lessons, and computer lessons, a synopsis of student growth in terms of achievement gains and attitude changes, and the impediments to implementation that were encountered. Part 3 consists of appendices which include a workshop evaluation form, a lesson evaluation form, a teacher interview encountered. Part 3 consists of appendices which include a workshop computer and calculator applications tests, and student attitude surveys about the technology utilized. (JJK)
Descriptors: Calculators, Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Instructional Material Evaluation, Material Development, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Materials, Mathematics Tests, Preservice Teacher Education, Pretests Posttests, Program Descriptions, Student Attitudes, Technological Literacy
National Science Foundation, 1800 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20550.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson. Dept. of Mathematics.; New York Univ., NY.
Identifiers: Mathematics Education Research