ERIC Number: ED111670
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Special Fast Mathematics Classes During School: Algebra Taught Quickly by College Professors to Fourth through Seventh Graders.
Stanley, Julian C.
This paper reports an attempt to teach high school algebra quickly to students in grades 4-7. Twelve boys and 12 girls were taught by professors of the same sex for a total of 37 hours. Instruction took place in the students' regular schools. Twenty-one of the students finished the course, and 18 of these placed between the 49 and 99.4 percentile on a standardized algebra test. Five of the experimental students scored higher on this test than any eight-grade students in their school. Plans for a second-year algebra course are discussed. (Author/SD)
Descriptors: Acceleration, Achievement, Algebra, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, High Achievement, Instruction, Instructional Innovation, Mathematics Education, Professors, Research, Secondary School Mathematics, Talent
ERIC/SMEAC, The Ohio State University, 400 Lincoln Tower, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (on loan)
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 (Washington, D.C., March 30-April 3, 1975)