ERIC Number: ED171538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Decimals Take a New and Dominate Role in the Curriculum.
Edgell, John J., Jr.
Discussed are the difficulties that entering college freshmen seem to have with mathematics, particularly with fractional forms. A success-oriented program is suggested in which all students are successful. To obtain this goal, a number of alternative routes are discussed such as presenting decimals before fractional forms and the use of the calculator which uses a decimal format. (MP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Contains occasional light and broken type ; Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges (Houston, Texas, October 10-14, 1978)