ERIC Number: ED265019
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Instructional Techniques for Increasing the Mathematics Competencies of Young Children: Teacher/Assistant Teacher Staff Development Materials.
Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson. Bureau of School Improvement.
These training materials are designed to stress the importance of a close relationship between concepts and skills when teaching mathematics to young children, to present material on the important area of problem-solving, and to encourage adults to use a wide range of appropriate techniques in evaluating their work and children's work in mathematics. The materials include these six workshop sessions: (1) concept development; (2) skill development; (3) hand-in-hand: concepts and skills (reviewing the interrelated nature of concept and skill development, followed by exploration of materials and methods for enhancing development of selected mathematical ideas; (4) problem-solving; (5) evaluation; and (6) make it, take it (creating materials for classroom use). Each of the first three sessions might be followed by a short work session in which participants make materials for use in their classrooms. Each workshop (which requires 2 to 3 hours) features lecture and discussion segments. Some sessions also include time for examining materials and problem-solving. Many masters for making overhead projector transparencies for workshop leaders and handouts for participants are included. Workshop sessions cover most content areas for the Mississippi Test of Basic Skills which is given in grade 3 (and again in grades 5, 8, and 11). (JN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson. Bureau of School Improvement.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi