ERIC Number: ED239840
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Project R-3 Flowcharting Handbook. A Motivational Program Emphasizing Student Readiness, Subject Relevance, and Learning Reinforcement through Individualized Instruction, Intensive Involvement, and Gaming Simulation. Revised Edition.
Suitable for secondary school students, the workbook provides flowcharting activities to help students understand the logical steps used in problem solving. Before applying the flowcharting procedures to mathematical problems, students are first introduced to familiar non-mathematical problems such as sharpening a pencil or eating peanuts. Section 1 provides an introduction with behavioral objectives, procedures, and useful flowchart symbols. Section 2 gives flowchart samples and in section 3, classroom procedures are flowcharted. In section 4, mathematics-related flowcharts are provided for problems such as finding an average, changing decimals to percent numbers, performing algebraic equations, constructing an isosceles triangle, bisecting an angle, and multiplying and dividing fractions. The final section provides student instructions, a teacher's guide, room arrangement ideas, game rules, sample tests, and a gameboard for a two-day activity in which students follow a flowcharted path representing the steps that must be fulfilled to obtain a driver's license. This simulation can serve as a model for developing flowcharting lessons to fit all types of learning situations. (LH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: San Jose Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: PF Project
Note: Game board may not reproduce well. Prepared at Herbert Hoover Junior High School.