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ERIC Number: ED022692
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 14
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Secondary School Mathematics Curriculum Improvement Study-Summary of Objectives and Activity, September, 1965 to January, 1968.
Fehr, Howard F.
Reported is an experimental study by the Secondary School Mathematics Curriculum Improvement Study (SSMCIS) whose objective is the construction of a unified school mathematics curriculum for grades 7 through 12. More specifically, SSMCIS is concerned with the reconstruction of the entire mathematics curriculum. It attempts to eliminate the barriers separating the several branches of mathematics and to unify the subject through such fundamental concepts as sets, operations, mappings, and relations. Included is an outline and brief description of the materials for the first two courses in the sequence. Behavioral objectives of the materials include (1) recall definitions, notations, operations, and concepts, (2) manipulate and calculate efficiently, (3) interpret symbolic data or processes, (4) communicate mathematical ideas, (5) apply concepts to a purely mathematical situation--solve problems, (6) apply concepts to problems in other situations--solve work problems, (7) transfer learning to a new situation in mathematics, and (8) construct or follow a mathematical argument. At present the program is designed for the more capable students (roughly those in the top 20 per cent of their class with respect to mathematical ability). (RP)
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers College.