ERIC Number: ED223430
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Project MART (Mathematics Anxiety Reduction Training) III: Encouraging the Dissemination and Use of Instructional Materials to Counteract Student Math Avoidance.
Heller, Barbara R.; Kogelman, Stanley
Since its inception, Project Mathematics Anxiety Reduction Training (Project MART) has assisted community college students enrolled in career programs attain sufficient skill and confidence in mathematics so as not to limit their occupational options. Given the realities of the community college, MART has attempted to inform faculty about the role math anxiety plays in conditioning student attitudes and responses and about ways in which faculty might modify classroom interactions to reduce anxiety. Following a brief summary of the first two phases of the project, this document focuses on the third phase. The major goal for this phase was to encourage adoption of in-class solutions to students math anxiety-avoidance behavior through a model workshop targeted at community college faculty and to continue to support, through the development of instructional materials, faculty already motivated to consider new pedagogical approaches. Major areas addressed include: project background, preparation for phase 3, group leader training, workshop implementation strategies, and MART assessment. Following a summary/conclusion section, a 77-page leader's guide, faculty follow-up questionnaire, and bibliography are presented in appendices. The leader's guide, intended for mathematics instructors wishing to conduct staff development workshops focusing on issues on mathematics anxiety/avoidance, contains materials necessary to conduct such a workshop. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Grants Administration.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Inst. for Research and Development in Occupational Education.