ERIC Number: ED097224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Development in Elementary Mathematics: 9 Programs.
Devaney, Kathleen; Thorn, Lorraine
The following elementary mathematics curriculum development projects are described in this report: Madison Project, Arithmetic Project for Teachers, Nuffield Project, Individually Prescribed Instruction - Mathematics (IPI), Individualized Mathematics System (IMS), Patterns in Arithmetic (PIA), Minnesota Mathematics and Science Teaching Project (Minnemast), Unified Science and Mathematics for Elementary Schools (USMES), and Developing Mathematical Processes (DMP). A set format is followed for each report to make for easier comparisons of programs. A brief one-page summary of basic information is given at the start of each project report. It includes such items as developer names, publishers, dates, format, content, uniqueness, uses, length, target audience, and aids for teachers. The first major section, Goals and Rationale, spotlights theoretical considerations. The next section discusses content, while the third part is devoted to classroom action, meaning the type of interaction between teacher and students and among students. The fourth section, Implementation, gives details about what a school system need provide in order to use the program and includes costs. The Program Development and Evaluation section includes comments from independent observers as well as from the developers. (LS)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Mathematics, Evaluation, Mathematics Education, Objectives, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation
Far West Laboratory, 1855 Folsom Street, San Francisco, California 94103, Attention: G. Larrosa ($7.95)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.