ERIC Number: ED259917
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Women as Mathematicians. A Course to Reduce Math Anxiety and Sex-Role Stereotyping in Elementary Education.
City Univ. of New York, Flushing, NY. Queens Coll.
This Teacher Education and Mathematics (TEAM) module is designed to increase awareness of the fact that, historically, women have contributed to mathematical knowledge and mathematics education, that they continue to do so at the present time, and that these women may serve as important role models. It contains an instructor's text and student materials. The instructor's text provides (1) specific directions for the instructor to follow in guiding lessons and (2) commentary designed to help in building positive mathematics attitudes. The directions tell how to proceed step-by-step, while the commentary articulates a philosophy and provides explanations, attitudinal interventions, and instructional alternatives. This is accomplished with a special "facing pages" format. The right-hand page provides teaching directives, while the left-hand page, "commentary and notes" (or just "notes" when there is no relevant commentary) offers alternative teaching modes and psychological strategical approaches, and space for the instructor's own comments. Also included in the instructor's text are the script for the companion audiotape titled "Interviews with the Past," and a source list of books and articles on women mathematicians. Student materials include a pretest and "Famous Women Mathematicians," brief biographies of 13 female mathematicians. (JN)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Females, Higher Education, Mathematicians, Mathematics Anxiety, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Student Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
WEEA Publishing Center, 1984 Education Development Center, Inc., 55 Chapel St., Newton, MA 02160.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, Flushing, NY. Queens Coll.