ERIC Number: ED401129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-May
Improving Mathematics Education in Grades 6-9 through the Integration of Content, Technology, and Manipulatives: Formal Cumulative Evaluation Report.
Kohler, Maxie P.; Kohler, Emmett T.
This report describes a three-year project aimed at improving mathematics education in grades 6-9 in Birmingham, Alabama. The purpose of the project was to enhance mathematical knowledge and improve the instructional skills of middle school mathematics teachers (n=58) through an innovative teacher enhancement program. Since the middle school years are considered crucial in the development of a student's view of mathematics, the study is aimed at developing well-trained mathematics teachers. The goals of the project were to focus on teaching behavior, knowledge, and attitudes of middle school mathematics teachers in order to enhance the quality of mathematics instruction, promote positive student attitudes toward mathematics, improve students' mathematics achievement, and increase the talent pool of underrepresented groups. Teachers believed the project was successful, stating that it helped them most in providing additional ways of making mathematics more meaningful to students. The teachers also believed the new skills revitalized them in their profession. Appendices contain the evaluation plan, the survey instruments, and the National Science Foundation Participation Project Information Sheet. (AIM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Alabama Univ., Birmingham.