A descriptive and evaluative bibliography of mathematics filmstrips.
Clark, Alton Willis
Gardner, Clayton Henry
Allen, Raymond Walter
Sweeney, Robert Ford
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The purpose of this paper is to present in one volume (1) a bibliography of all mathematics filmstrips from those suitable for the first grade to those suitable for use in senior high school and college, (2) an accurate description of each filmstrip, and (3) unbiased evaluations of each filmstrip by qualified teachers invited to take part in the project. Concomitant problems. The foregoing three parts were the heart of the problem and the portion nearly completely solved. There were, however, concomitant problems which have been partially solved by this work. The first of these concerns the limited use of filmstrips by mathematics teachers. Undoubtedly many do not believe in using filmstrips in mathematics classes. Others have never given serious thought about the advisability of using filmstrips. In later sections of this chapter and throughout this work evidence is cited to support the contention that filmstrips should have serious consideration, and that they are useful in mathematics classes. The second concomitant problem concerns the revision of current filmstrips and production of new ones. The filmstrip producers were supplied, upon their request, with summaries of the evaluations. Summaries were supplied only at the producer's request; for unless they were interested enough to request the summaries, they probably would not be interested in changing or improving their filmstrips. Summary. The problem, then, had three major parts: listing , describing, and evaluating mathematics filmstrips, and two concomitant parts: arousing the mathematics teacher's interest in filmstrips, and encouraging producers to make better productions and necessary revisions in current productions. [TRUNCATED]
Submitted by A.W. Clark and R.W. Allen for the degree of Master of Arts and by C.H. Gardner and R.F. Sweeney for the degree of Master of Education. Thesis (Ed.M.)--Boston University