ERIC Number: ED210180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
A Plan for a Mathematics Curriculum with a Focus on Problem Solving for Elementary Grades K-5.
Connor, Totsye; And Others
This document notes that the traditional elementary school mathematics curriculum focused on computation. Data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress and other tests in states where minimum competencies have been established are thought to indicate computation-oriented curriculum has not produced the desired results. Further, the availability of microcomputers and calculators is viewed to nullify this curriculum approach. The program described here was scheduled for implementation at the P.K. Yonge Laboratory School during 1981-82 school year. It presents a plan for a mathematics curriculum which de-emphasizes computational skills and focuses on several topics (especially problem solving) not currently emphasized. The general format of each grade level guide is a descriptive statement about each relevant curriculum strand at the given grade followed by goal statements, list of materials and activities, and a space for evaluating teaching techniques and pupil performance. (MP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. P. K. Yonge Lab. School.
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