ERIC Number: ED023587
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967
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Exploration in Mathematics, A Text for Teachers.
Davis, Robert B.
This book is designed to assist the teacher in providing children with creative learning experiences in mathematics. Though these experiences are considered appropriate for a wide range of ages and grade levels, they have been assembled for pupils in grades 5 through 9. The material contained in this book was developed as part of an extensive experimental teaching program conducted by the Syracuse University-Webster College Madison Project, and it is intended to help teachers provide a supplementary program in modern mathematics. The following are three important features of the program and the materials: (1) these materials supplement, but do not replace, the usual school program in arithmetic and science, (2) the mathematical content combines certain fundamental ideas which underlie nearly all mathematics (such as variable, open sentences, number line, Cartesian coordinates, truth set, and function) with some important topics that are basic to modern uses of mathematics (such as matrices, logic, and statistics), and (3) emphasis is placed on creative, informal exploration by the children. (RP)
Descriptors: Algebra, Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Mathematics, Inservice Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics, Modern Mathematics, Program Development, Secondary School Mathematics, Teacher Education
Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Reading, Massachusetts 01867.
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Webster Coll., St. Louis, MO.