ERIC Number: ED029780
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1964-Jun
Experimental Course Report, Grade Nine, No. 1.
Davis, Robert B.
Reported are the results of an experimental course taught at the ninth grade level. The course included both modern and traditional topics in algebra. Presented are a rationale for the course, a list of the topics included in the course, a description of instructional techniques and methods used in presenting and developing some of the main ideas in the course. It is believed that the course is different from other modern ninth grade algebra courses in these respects: (1) the inclusion of the study of infinite sequences, (2) the inclusion of matrix algebra, (3) the emphasis upon an axiomatic approach, (4) the "developmental" approach by which sets of axioms are gradually modified as new needs arise or as new potentialties come come into view, (5) the inclusion of logic, (6) the inclusion of laboratory experiments, (7) the emphasis upon co-ordinate geometry, and (8) the high degree of student participation and emphasis on student discovery. (RP)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Webster Coll., St. Louis, MO.