ERIC Number: ED030992
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Planning an Arithmetic Curriculum for the Educable Mentally Retarded. Special Education Curriculum Development Center; An In-Service Training Program.
Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Special Education Curriculum Development Center.
The guide, intended as a model for teachers who will develop their own arithmetic curricular materials, introduces concepts sequentially from simple to complex and continues them from one level to the next at increasingly more difficult and abstract levels. The program is arbitrarily cut into four levels to correspond to school divisions: primary (ages 6 to 9), intermediate (ages 9 to 12), junior high (ages 12 to 14), and senior high (ages 14 to adulthood) which is oriented to job requirements and money management. It presents concepts or skills to be developed, suggests teaching methods and aids, and indicates practical ways for students to use these concepts and skills. Three sample units present 10 to 14 lessons on the personal approach to numbers (primary level), time (intermediate level), and checking account procedures (senior high level). (LE)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Guides, Elementary School Students, Exceptional Child Education, Mathematical Applications, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematical Models, Mathematics, Mental Retardation, Mild Mental Retardation, Money Management, Secondary School Students, Sequential Learning, Teaching Methods, Time
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Special Education Curriculum Development Center.