ERIC Number: EJ720423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 1
A Report on the Effectiveness of the Developmental Mathematics Program M.Y. Math Project--Making Your Mathematics: Knowing When and How to Use It
Mathematics and Computer Education, v38 n2 p190-199 Spr 2004
M.Y. Math Project is a developmental mathematics program that is aimed at: (1) fostering fundamental and problem-solving skills in developmental mathematics students by helping them to learn when and how to create and use algorithms; and (2) providing on-the-job training for developmental mathematics instructors through an instructional framework that requires them to develop and incorporate non-traditional instructional techniques. This project is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) which in turn provided funding for field testing in eight colleges and universities in Texas, Florida, Ohio, and New Mexico. The purpose of this report is to provide a description of the project as well as its effectiveness at increasing developmental mathematics students' performance by improving the quality of developmental mathematics instruction. All the developmental mathematics instructors are full-time graduate students.
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Descriptions, Higher Education, Graduate Students, Field Tests, Remedial Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
MATYC Journal Inc., P.O. Box 158, Old Bethpage, NY 11804. Tel: 516-822-5475.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida; New Mexico; Ohio; Texas