ERIC Number: ED200405
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Apr-3
Reference Count: N/A
Recommendations for Mathematics Education: Final Report of the Mathematics Task Force.
Charles, Randall I.; Mason, Robert P.
Presented is the final product of a task force commissioned by the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) to study mathematics education in the state and formulate recommendations for improving mathematics achievement. The Mathematics Task Force (MTF) was commissioned in April, 1979, after the WVDE formally recognized mathematics as a top priority curriculum area and after analysis of student achievement revealed a highly unsatisfactory achievement profile. The 22 people selected for the MTF represented teachers, guidance counselors, special educators, principals, mathematics supervisors, county superintendents, college mathematics educators, and the lay public. The first of the three main sections of this report discusses the data collected, the samples from whom data were collected, and the procedures used for identifying needs and the related recommendations. The next chapter contains all the recommendations formulated, grouped into 15 need areas. The final chapter is a summary and conclusion which includes a discussion of the recommendations and comments on their implementation. The document concludes with ten appendices related to the study. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Virginia State Dept of Education, Charleston. Mathematics Task Force.