ERIC Number: ED394824
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
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Algebra for Everyone: A Statewide Project for Implementing the NCTM Standards in Algebra I.
Crawford, Ann R.; And Others
This study reports evaluation data from a statewide inservice project to retrain mathematics teachers to implement a new algebra curriculum required by all students for high school graduation. The new course places more emphasis on problem solving, use of graphing calculators, and real-life applications. Pretest and posttest data were collected from (n=477) teachers attending seven-day inservice programs at 16 sites across North Carolina. Results indicated a positive shift in teachers': (1) knowledge of the new curriculum; (2) support for algebra as a course for all students; (3) opinions toward using more relevant topics in algebra; and (4) opinions that students would be able to succeed with new topics. In addition, teachers felt more prepared to teach the new ideas and use new methods. Implications for developing similar projects to implement curriculum reform are discussed. (Author/MKR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Reform Efforts
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (Seattle, WA, April, 1993).