ERIC Number: ED253436
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Proceedings of the Fourth Mathematics Methods Conference--Eastern Illinois University (Charleston, IL, June 28-30, 1984).
Gerling, Max O., Ed.
The conference focused on problems and issues confronting collegiate mathematics educators in the preparation of preservice teachers and the assisting of inservice teachers. Five invited presentations are included in this document, plus reports from 15 discussion groups. Three of the presentations focused on inservice training on problem solving, (Katherine Pedersen and Jerry Becker), a survey on computer use in Wisconsin elementary schools (Lynda Thomas, Linda Thompson, and Linda Gilbert) and a plan for testing problem solving in Illinois (Mervin M. Brennan and Wendall A. Meeks). Discussion groups focused on such topics as the role of microcomputers, mathematical content, diagnosis, retraining, research, inservice education, mathematics clinics, student recruitment, teaching strategies, field experiences, and mathematics anxiety. Finally, a talk by Eugene D. Nichols on problem solvers is summarized, and handouts from a presentation by Phares G. O'Daffer on ideas for teaching problem solving to prospective teachers are included. (MNS)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Eastern Illinois Univ., Charleston.
Note: Conference cosponsored by the Second International Mathematics Study, U.S. National Coordinating Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.