ERIC Number: ED029787
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
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A Survey of the Teaching of Mathematics in Secondary Schools.
Williams, S. Irene
This document is a progress report on the implementation of the recommendations of the Commission on Mathematics regarding the teaching of mathematics in secondary schools. Data were obtained from a survey of about 38,000 students who represented more than 7,500 secondary schools in the United States and who took College Board Achievement tests during the 1965-66 academic year. These data provide insights into the extent to which the innovations recommended by the Commission and other curriculum reform groups have begun to appear in the courses of study of a select group of college-bound students. A comparative analysis is made between the recommendations of the Commission and the state of the art in the areas of (1) Algebra, (2) Geometry, Mathematics Reasoning, and Proof, (3) Trigonometry, (4) Sets and Functions, (5) Probability and Statistics, (6) Mathematics courses taken at different grade levels, and (7) Advanced Placement. The data from the survey indicate that some of the recommendations of the new experimental programs have begun to receive wide acceptance in the secondary school mathematics programs and that some of the recommended topics are being integrated into the basic mathematics program. (RP)
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Algebra, Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Geometry, Instruction, Mathematics, Secondary School Mathematics, Surveys
Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey; Educational Testing Service, Berkeley, California
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Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Berkeley, CA.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.