ERIC Number: ED116966
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
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Elementary School Mathematics: A Guide to Current Research. Fourth Edition.
Callahan, Leroy G.; Glennon, Vincent J.
The four sections of this monograph review current research related to mathematics education from the points of view of studies concerning (1) the curriculum, (2) the child, (3) the learning environment, and (4) teaching methods. Topics addressed in part one include the sources of mathematics curricula, the curricular validity of "new math" curricula, the curricular implications and applicability of Piagetian theory, and several specific projects related to mathematics curriculum and assessment. Part two addresses cultural and sex differences in mathematics achievement, effects of disabilities (learning disabilities, deafness, blindness, mental retardation) and personality factors on mathematics learning, and attitudes toward mathematics. Individualization of instruction, grouping, class size, and use of mathematics laboratories are discussed in part three, together with various aspects of pre-service and in-service teacher education. Part four is devoted to discussion of a variety of instructional approaches and practices (discovery, drill, use of physical models, homework, hand-held calculators, computer assisted instruction), and to the selection of algorithms. (SD)
Descriptors: Algorithms, Child Development, Curriculum, Curriculum Research, Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Instruction, Mathematics Education, Research Reviews (Publications), Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
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