ERIC Number: ED101690
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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)
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Individualized Instruction, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Materials, Problem Solving, Program Descriptions, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.