ERIC Number: ED349123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Children as Problem Solvers. Guidebook 2. Schools That Work: The Research Advantage.
North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.; Public Broadcasting Service, Washington, DC. PBS Elementary/Secondary Service.; National Center for Research in Mathematical Sciences Education, Madison, WI.; National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.
A series of eight videoconferences was designed to help educational professionals improve schools by applying knowledge gained from research. During the videoconference programs, which are transmitted by satellite to facilities with receiving capacity, viewers can interact by telephone with the program presenters. Each program covers a specific topic, and each has a "content partner" (learning center, institute, teachers' association, or other specialized group) that supplies expertise in the program area. The format of the program involves the presentation of two stories depicting classrooms or communities that have successfully integrated research with practice, and a question-and-answer session with the studio audience and remote viewers. In this document, a review of research on mathematics instruction is followed by an overview of the second program in the series, which covers the topic of mathematics instruction and learning. In this program, the first story illustrates a "cognitively guided instruction" approach that has resulted in high levels of mathematics achievement for students in a first grade class. The second story examines the work of the Algebra Project in Boston and Chicago. In this project, a middle school mathematics curriculum has been designed to address the crisis in mathematics education among inner-city students. A series of follow-up activities relevant to the topic of mathematics instruction is described. Additional materials include biographical information on videoconference participants, a list of resources on mathematics instruction, a glossary of terms, and a reference list of 16 items. (BC)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Research and Development, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship
Publications Department, North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 1900 Spring Road, Suite 300, Oak Brook, IL 60521-1480 (Videotape and guidebook, $25.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.; Public Broadcasting Service, Washington, DC. PBS Elementary/Secondary Service.; National Center for Research in Mathematical Sciences Education, Madison, WI.; National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.