ERIC Number: ED175652
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
CSMP Mathematics for the Upper Primary Grades Part II, Teacher's Guide. The Languages of Strings and Arrows. Geometry and Measurement. Workbooks. Final Experimental Version.
CEMREL, Inc., St. Ann, MO.
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 text begins with exercises in the Language of Strings and Arrows. These are intended to teach the skills of classification and provide a language for studying and talking about relationships. The section entitled Geometry and Measurement emphasizes"experience" rather than "mastery." Activities deal with distance and measurement in an unsophisticated sense. Five workbooks are included with problems of varying levels of difficulty all in one booklet. The first ten problems of each booklet are easy problems, the next ten to twelve pages are average level difficulty, and the last ten pages are more challenging problems. The students have the opportunity to work individually with the workbook sections. (Author/SA)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Geometry, Instructional Materials, Mathematical Logic, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Measurement, 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.