ERIC Number: ED068329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Meaningful Instruction in Mathematics Education.
Weaver, J. Fred; Suydam, Marilyn N.
This monograph focuses on the influence of meaning theory on elementary school mathematics programs and on mathematics instruction. Theories of arithmetic instruction up through 1935 are described, and the philosophy of meaning theory, contributions and discussions by mathematics educators, and applications to actual instruction are delineated for the period from 1935 through 1960. A discussion of the implicit concern for meaning in the modern mathematics movement from 1960 to the present concludes the first section. The second section summarizes studies that establish and affirm the importance of and need for meaning and studies that explore the effect of teaching various procedures with meaning. The final section of the paper briefly discusses the implementation of mathematically meaningful instruction. An extensive bibliography is included. (DT)
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.