ERIC Number: ED182105
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of Some Motivational Materials Related to the History of Mathematics.
Fraser, Barry J.; Koop, Anthony J.
This report evaluates motivational materials related to the history of mathematics. Materials produced included plays, written articles, slide-tape presentations, and videotapes. Two of these, plays and written articles, were chosen for intensive study. The study included a survey of teacher opinion, a student questionnaire, and evaluations by mathematics educators, drama critics, and a historian of mathematics of one article and one play. Among the reported findings was that a very favorable opinion of the play, but an appreciably less favorable opinion of the article, was expressed in the teacher survey by a historian of mathematics, and by two mathematics educators. Twelve recommendations are made. (MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Report of an augmented evaluation study developed by R. Grunseit of Vaucluse Boys High School; Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document ; Sponsored by the Schools Commission Innovations Program.