ERIC Number: ED052609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan-31
Reference Count: 0
BASIC Simulation Programs; Volumes V and VI. Social Studies, Teacher Assistance.
Digital Equipment Corp., Maynard, MA.; New York Polytechnic Inst., NY.
Five computer programs which teach concepts and processes related to social studies (in the main, economics) are presented. The subjects of the programs are the distinction between balance of trade and balance of payments; installment buying, loan payments, and savings accounts; flow of goods, services, and money between business and the consumer; economic depression and equilibrium; and the stock market. For each lesson the objectives, necessary preliminary preparation, knowledge prerequisites, ways to use the problem, the computer program, and a sample printout are provided. The programs are suitable for use at the high school level. The volume also contains several programs to help the teacher compute and analyze students' grades. These programs average grades, print frequency distributions, and analyze the items missed most frequently. All programs are written in the language BASIC. (JK)
Descriptors: Class Average, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, Concept Teaching, Economics, Grading, Guides, Item Analysis, Measurement, Program Descriptions, Social Studies, Teaching Guides
Digital Equipment Corporation, Educational Marketing (5-2), 146 Main Street, Maynard, Massachusetts 01754 ($3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Digital Equipment Corp., Maynard, MA.; New York Polytechnic Inst., NY.
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