National Library of Australia

We’re delighted to be able to increase our reading room services and opening hours. Read more...

You must be logged in to Tag Records
Minnesota Talented Youth Mathematics Project [microform] : Evaluation Report, 1976-77 / Peggy A. House
Bib ID 5349666
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
House, Peggy A
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1977 
89 p. 

The Minnesota Talented Youth Mathematics Project (MTYMP) aimed to accelerate the mathematics learning of extremely talented junior high school pupils in special fast-paced classes outside of the regular school program. During the 1976-77 school year, 65 pupils from Duluth, St. Paul, and Minneapolis, Minnesota earned credit in Algebra I and II. This evaluation report discusses findings and recommendations in five areas: the effectiveness of the talent search, students' readiness to study algebra, algebra achievement, affective student characteristics, and the learning environment of the program. The Cooperative School and College Ability Tests (SCAT) were used to successfully identify the participants. The Minneapolis Public Schools Minimum Essentials Test was used to identify any introductory topics which needed development in class before proceeding with the algebra curriculum. The Cooperative Mathematics Tests: Algebra I and II, were selected for granting credit in algebra; all of the students attained the 88th percentile. The Mathematics Attitude Inventory showed decreases in self concept and motivation, and increases in students' perceptions of the value of mathematics and in anxiety. The Learning Environment Inventory indicated that the pupils viewed their classes as fast-paced, difficult and goal-directed, providing for individual needs and interests; and that the students were satisfied with the class. (Author/BW)


May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Ability Identification.  |  Academic Achievement.  |  Academically Gifted.  |  Acceleration.  |  Achievement Tests.  |  Algebra.  |  Educational Environment.  |  Junior High School Students.  |  Junior High Schools.  |  Learning Readiness.  |  Program Attitudes.  |  Program Descriptions.  |  Program Evaluation.  |  Secondary School Mathematics.  |  Self Concept.  |  Statistical Data.  |  Student Attitudes.  |  Talent.  |  Talent Identification.  |  Minnesota
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul
Available From ERIC 


    In the Library

    Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video Help Video.

    Details Collect From
    mc 2253 ED154024 Main Reading Room - Newspapers and Family History
    This item may be online. Please search the ERIC website prior to requesting this microfiche item.

    Order a copy

    - Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. We will contact you if necessary.

    Help Video To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video Help Video.
    close Can I borrow items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close What can I get online?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close Can I get copies of items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
    Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this catalogue contains names, recordings and images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive.