ERIC Number: ED089992
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
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Developing Mathematical Processes (DMP): Field Test Evaluation, 1972-73.
Schall, William E.; And Others
Developing Mathematical Processes (DMP) is a research-based, innovative, process-oriented elementary mathematics program that was developed at the Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning, University of Wisconsin-Madison. The program utilizes an activities approach to mathematics. Emphasis is on manipulative materials and sequencing of activities. There are materials ready for grades K-2; the project is working on materials for the rest of the elementary grades. This document reports the results of the field testing activities of the project in two New York State elementary schools. Measures of student achievement on topics consistent with the objectives of the program are given along with the results of an attitude survey given to the teachers. A scope and sequence chart of the DMP program is contained in the appendix. Teachers were generally enthusiastic with the program. Students in the DMP program did no better than a control group on the achievement tests. However, the control group was not a representative sample of the population; control classes were selected on the basis of the teachers' willingness to have students tested. (JP)
Descriptors: Achievement, Attitudes, Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Programs, Elementary School Mathematics, Evaluation, Experiential Learning, Program Development, Program Evaluation
ERIC/SMEAC, Ohio State University, 400 Lincoln Tower, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (on loan)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Fredonia. Coll. at Fredonia. Teacher Education Research Center.