ERIC Number: ED233904
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Close Encounters with Everyday Math (Math and Practical Arts/Life). Module 4. 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. Module 4 focuses on practical applications of mathematics, including making change, adjusting recipes, unit pricing, ordering from catalogs, building a doghouse, and calling long distance. Activities and activity worksheets are included, in addition to the audiovisual script. (MNS)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Filmstrips, Interdisciplinary Approach, Junior High School Students, Learning Activities, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Anxiety, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Middle Schools, Sex Fairness, Teaching Guides, Worksheets
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.