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ERIC Number: ED248129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
AP Calculus for Schools without AP Calculus Teachers.
Hill, Ida J.
To meet the need for advanced placement (AP) calculus instruction in Virginia schools faced with a teacher shortage and small enrollments, the Virginia Department of Education in cooperation with schools and television stations is developing a high technology advanced placement credit course. The course has eight components: (1) teleconferences/workshops to inform and initiate interaction with course developers; (2) a program handbook providing specific lesson information for students; (3) twenty linear television lessons on important calculus topics; (4) five interactive video programs using microcomputers and videocassettes; (5) independent computer diskette programs; (6) a teacher's guide to accompany the television programs; (7) a textbook and four ancillary manuals; and (8) a non-credit in-service course for teachers, offered during the summer. Using the handbook as the main assignment reference, the student reports at a scheduled hour for independent study; assistance is provided by an identified teacher contact if necessary. Periodic tests are administered; final evaluation is the Advanced Placement Calculus test of the College Board. Summative research for evaluating the project is being conducted. (MNS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A