ERIC Number: ED086236
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov-30
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Solo Works; Newsletter Number Twenty-Three.
Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Project Solo.
The first section of this issue briefly reviews the initial phase of Project Solo--an attempt to develop new approaches to mathematics education. Some limitations of the project are also discussed. Following this, the relation of such computer-based activities to math education is presented, including the researchers' belief that in grades 8 through 10 such experiences can be used to synthesize the first six or seven years of primary math education, to show students the significant practical applications of mathematics and, having given them this exposure, to motivate them to study more advanced, abstract math in order to become capable of more powerful practical applications. The last section of the newsletter describes the project's top-down approach, whereby the math which is to be learned is determined by the research activities and skills which students need, and briefly overviews the five courses currently being developed. (PB)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Project Solo.