ERIC Number: ED189573
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Reading--Study Skills in Mathematics.
Devine, Thomas G.
Some general suggestions for the teaching of mathematics study skills are provided in this paper. The suggestions offered are as follows: (1) teach the specialized mathematical vocabulary directly, (2) show students how the mathematical symbol system works, (3) give practice in understanding graphics, (4) give practice in spotting unstated assumptions, and (5) show how to make use of patterns commonly used in mathematics textbooks in developing mathematical concepts and principles. The paper also describes several approaches that may be used to help students learn problem solving techniques; these include providing students with a general heuristic, or model of attack, that they can use in all mathematics textbook assignments and helping students associate assigned problems with other similar problems. (GT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Heuristic Methods
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Reading Association of Ireland (4th, Dublin, Ireland, September 13-15, 1979).