Developing appropriate mathematical experiences for the slow learner in the regular classroom : a guide for primary teachers

MacNeil, Allan (1980) Developing appropriate mathematical experiences for the slow learner in the regular classroom : a guide for primary teachers. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Children with experientially impoverished backgrounds enter school possessing mathematical skills inferior to those of their more fortunate peers. Rather than expose these children to a second rate mathematics program which will perpetuate this retarded development and thereby accentuate differences through grouping, it is proffered that the Investigating School Mathematics series can be used with all students in a way which is cognitively in keeping with their development while simultaneously respecting and fostering their affective development. -- To demonstrate how this can be done, a guide for working with slow learners in Kindergarten, Grade I and Grade II was developed. This guide draws heavily upon the developmental theory of Jean Piaget for its rationale while incorporating the teaching suggestions of the Investigating School Mathematics program and those of successful teachers in the Bay St. George R.C. School Board system.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/7630
Item ID: 7630
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 98-105.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1980
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Bay Saint George
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Slow learning children; Mathematics--Remedial teaching; Mathematics--Study and teaching (Primary)

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