9618029 Heid Pennsylvania State University is developing, field testing, and revising a modular secondary school mathematics curriculum for use by students who have regular access to: calculator or computer technology that includes a linked computer algebra system (CAS) and dynamic geometry tool; calculator-based data-gathering tools; and electronic data bases. The materials are developed in strands of content that are expected to consume six-to-nine weeks of class time; the strands could be put together sequentially to form a year-long course and several strands would be developed as stand-alone units usable in conjunction with some of the emerging NSF-funded, comprehensive curricula. Considerable attention is paid to preparing the pilot- and field-test teachers to handle the material and these experiences are used to develop materials to help other teachers use the instructional materials. A comprehensive study is being made that will include an evaluation of the instructional materials and research into the level of students' understanding of the mathematics topics studied.
|Effective start/end date||6/15/97 → 5/31/04|
- National Science Foundation: $1,789,590.00