ERIC Number: ED175634
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
CSMP Mathematics for Kindergarten, Teacher's Guide [and] Worksheets. Final Experimental Version.
This guide represents the final experimental version of an extended pilot project which was conducted in the United States between 1973 and 1976. The manner of presentation and the pedagogical ideas and tools are based on the works of Georges and Frederique Papy. They are recognized as having introduced colored arrow drawings ("papygrams") and models of our numeration system (the Papy "minicomputer") into the teaching of mathematics at the elementary and secondary level in Belgium. The CSMP curriculum follows the "spiral approach." The guide emphasizes that a topic may provide children with intuitive leaps which might help them acquire successive pieces of information. Suggestions are presented to the teacher for obtaining and preparing materials for lessons. The list of materials is organized into those available and those not available from CSMP. The text of the guide is divided into four sections. The first is an open letter to the teacher in which questions most frequently asked are answered. The next section is a set of ideas on how to develop a good numerical environment and a variety of quick number activities for daily use. The Day-by-Day Guide, section three, contains 108 lessons. Each is titled, described, and illustrated. Materials necessary for the teacher and students are listed. The final section presents problems for both remedial and more challenging work. The lessons and activities are intended for whole group, small group, or individualized instruction. Worksheets for the students accompany the guide. (Author/SA)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Instructional Materials, Kindergarten Children, Mathematical Logic, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Number Concepts, Primary Education, Set Theory, Teaching Guides, Textbooks, Workbooks
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: CEMREL, Inc., St. Ann, MO.