ERIC Number: ED225832
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Questionnaire Data: Grades 3-5. Evaluation Report 6-C-1. Extended Pilot Trial of the Comprehensive School Mathematics Program.
Small, Ava; Herbert, Martin
The Comprehensive School Mathematics Program (CSMP) is a program of CEMREL, Inc., one of the national educational laboratories, and was funded by the National Institute of Education (NIE). Its major purpose is the development of curriculum materials for grades kindergarten through 6. In May 1979, a questionnaire was sent to 158 third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade CSMP teachers, and a number of the fourth- and fifth-grade teachers were also interviewed. The rate of return of the surveys was 51%. Roughly two-thirds occasionally repeated or extended lessons and half omitted some lessons. Many thought there were too many lessons dealing with probability and statistics. Almost all teachers supplemented the program in some way, ususally with computational practice. Roughly three-fourths said CSMP assumed certain entering prerequisites which students did not have, and even more indicated the curriculum did not adequately cover certain skills or concepts. CSMP was rated higher than previous mathematics programs in student interest and involvement, promotion of learning concepts, appropriateness for high ability pupils, and logical reasoning; but rated lower for computational skills development and appropriateness for low ability students. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: CEMREL, Inc., St. Louis, MO.