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ERIC Number: ED101690
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 69
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Teaching Problem Solving and Mathematics By Computer: An Interim Report.
Roman, Richard Allan
An interim report from the National Science Foundation describes the FUNCTIONS program--an ongoing effort to teach problem solving and mathematics by computer. Two problems are discussed: How can math content be taught in a manner which also develops problem solving skills? Also, how does a curriculum organized to develop problem solving skills teach math content? The report concludes that both can be taught if math content is structured as a sequence of problems in which students induce organizational rules from examples. The report includes a description of the procedure, the computer programs, and the preparation of math content. According to this report, 88 percent of students taught this way achieve course objectives. (SK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.