ERIC Number: ED113204
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: N/A
A Three Month Trial of Developing Mathematical Processes (DMP) with Ten Educable Mentally Retarded Children. Technical Report No. 336.
Abernatha, Evelyn; Wiles, Clyde A.
The purpose of this study was to assess the usefulness of the elementary mathematics program Developing Mathematical Processes (DMP) for educable mentally retarded (EMR) students. The subjects of this study were 10 children from an intact class designated EMR. The children ranged in age from 7 to 12 years. The 1972 Developmental Edition of the DMP program was used in this trial, which encompassed three months. Placement into the program was guided by the data from the program's placement inventories supplemented extensively by teacher judgment. Selected topics and activities from Levels 1, 2, and 3 were used in the course of instruction. The test data attested to the appropriateness and effectiveness of the DMP materials for these subjects; the objectives of each topic attempted were mastered with few exceptions. Children's interest was evidenced by a general willingness to begin new activities and by their maintaining appropriate behavior. The teacher's evaluation of these materials was very positive, but inadequacies were cited in the placement processes. The most important single factor in the opinion of the teacher of these children was that every student experienced success at his own pace and level. (Author/SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.