ERIC Number: ED021733
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Reference Count: 0
Applied Mathematics, Secondary Schools, Grades 10-12.
This manual indicates a practical approach to the topic of general or consumer mathematics as taught in senior high school. This course is intended for those pupils who cannot succeed in the sequential high school mathematics course. The material for this course has been selected to provide experiences which will tend to improve the mathematical competence of future workers and citizens. The objectives of these materials are (1) to increase accuracy, understanding, and efficiency in computational skills, (2) to develop new computational skills and extend the understanding of number and computational processes, (3) to provide skill in collecting, reading, organizing, and interpreting data, (4) to develop an attitude of social-mindedness acquired through a study of consumer problems, (5) to provide the mathematical skill and knowledge necessary to cope with the problems of the consumer and citizen, (6) to provide the basic mathematics needed by pupils in their future work and study in the trades and semi-professional occupations, (7) to stimulate an interest in learning mathematics, and (8) to provide an opportunity to demonstrate such traits as creativity, imagination, curiosity, and vizualization. (RP)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
Identifiers: Department of Education; Minnesota