ERIC Number: ED033845
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Inequalities and Real Numbers as a Basis for School Mathematics, Cambridge Conference on School Mathematics Feasibility Study No. 38.
These materials were developed as a practical response to some of the recommendations of the 1963 Cambridge Conference on School Mathematics (CCSM). Experimental sessions are described in detail in this report. In the Estabrook Elementary School, Lexington, Massachusetts, first grade children (1964-65 Academic Year) concentrated on material related to the real number concept. Included are descriptions of teacher and student activities. The teacher used several wooden dowels of varying length in order to involve students in discussions of the symmetric and transitive properties of inequality. In addition, the more able second grade students were also exposed to concepts and definitions for inequality, addition and subtraction, and applications to problems. The inequalities unit was also used with a pre-first grade class at Morse Elementary School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A description of this project is provided. [Not available in hardcopy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (RP)
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Authoring Institution: Cambridge Conference on School Mathematics, Newton, MA.
Identifiers: Cambridge Conference on School Mathematics MA