ERIC Number: ED110176
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of a Kindergarten Mathematics Program Implemented through In-Service Teacher Education.
Lazarus, JoAnn M.
The purpose of the present study was to assess the overall effectiveness of a program of selected mathematical experiences for kindergarten children implemented through an inservice teacher education program. A total of 284 children from 10 public schools participated in the study. A booklet containing suggested teaching methods, special instructional materials, alternative methods for teaching mathematical concepts, and useful references was developed for the teachers. It included a variety of mathematical activities in the areas of set theory, numeration, geometry, and measurement. Supplementary materials, such as weekly and daily plans and a materials checklist, were also included. Activities were related to the child's real-life experiences, level of competence, and interests; and were intended to be interesting, to encourage creativity, and to be easily incorporated into typical kindergarten activities. Three inservice meetings for participating teachers were held following the pretesting of the children. The Comprehensive Mathematics Inventory was used in the study. Despite the lack of control group comparison measures, results indicated that the curriculum design was effective. (Author/ED)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, Illinois, April 15-19, 1974)