ERIC Number: ED224479
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Word Problem Solving with the Apple II.
Ignatz, Mila E.
The aim of this project was to develop computer programs that will provide training in the use of a strategy for solving word problems in everyday mathematics. The strategy includes (1) classifying the problem by type, according to problem characteristics such as symbols, diagrams, relevant formulas, and arithmetic operations; (2) identifying the unknown; (3) identifying the data, and the relationship between them; (4) constructing a representation of the situation; (5) identifying the conditions, if any; (6) carrying out the solution steps; and (7) checking the result. Seventeen modules were developed on such topics as simple interest, sales tax, discounts, measurement, area and perimeter, and comparison shopping. A recordkeeping program was also developed. The complete set of project materials includes the microcomputer programs in five diskettes (for use with the Apple II Plus microcomputer), a teacher's guide, and a student booklet. The program was designed for use by general mathematics students from grades 6 to 12 and adults. Eleven references are listed. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Apple II
Note: Paper presented at the Florida Instructional Computing Conference (Orlando, FL, 1982).