ERIC Number: ED157515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Mathematics: An Integration of Skill and Knowledge.
Mathematics teaching is most effective when practice situations cover appropriate material, require constant thought, are transferable to new situations, make sense to the student, and are subject to analysis of components. Teachers must carefully seek the real source of errors and insure that students are as concerned with processes as with results. Levels of competence required of students should be consistent with the anticipated use. In such areas as decimals and derived results from measurements, students may be confused by nomenclature or explanations inconsistent with previous learning. Students must also be taught to apply their mathematics education to real life. Television and film can be used profitably here to present situations designed to be meaningful to a variety of students. Students should be encouraged to think about problems and impose interpretations on them based on their own experiences rather than simply using their minds as storage receptacles for information imposed on them from the outside. (Author/VT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: EXXON Corp., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Agency for Instructional Television, Bloomington, IN.
Note: The Essential Learning Skills Television Project. Background Paper; For related documents, see IR 006 016-017 and IR 006 019