ERIC Number: ED233901
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Math and Careers. Module 1. MATHCO Teacher's Guide.
Hardeman, Carole Hall; Laquer, Barbara T.
MATHCO is a motivating series of audiovisual and print materials designed to overcome the negative effects of sex bias and stereotyping on the attitudes, interests, and aspirations of girls toward mathematics and mathematics-related careers. The materials teach mathematics skills, demonstrate relationships between mathematics and other subjects, and provide exposure to mathematics-related careers. They are useful for boys as well as girls at the pre- and early-adolescent stage; they are both multiethnic and nonsexist in text and illustrations. Following a summary of materials, program objectives, how to use MATHCO, and a sample time line, background information on sexism in schools, sex stereotyping in mathematics textbooks, teacher behaviors, and other factors affecting the mathematics attainment of females is given. Mathematics anxiety and avoidance is discussed, as are sex-related differences in achievement and performance. What teachers can do is noted. Module 1 is then developed, with an overview, an audiovisual script, a questionnaire with a prediction guide, and suggestions for displaying wall charts. (MNS)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Career Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Filmstrips, Interdisciplinary Approach, Junior High School Students, Mathematics Anxiety, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Middle Schools, Sex Bias, Sex Fairness, Teaching Guides
WEEA Publishing Center, Education Development Center, Inc., 55 Chapel St., Newton, MA 02160. Cassette and filmstrip also available for each module.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma Univ., Norman. Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies.