ERIC Number: ED244827
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Student Merit Awards: Middle School.
Sachs, Leroy, Ed.
The Student Merit Award Program was designed to motivate, stimulate and reward students for their study and achievement outside the mathematics classroom by providing enrichment material on a variety of mathematical topics. In general, these topics are either not found in the standard middle school curriculum or represent a more in-depth study of standard topics. The topics, presented in 15 units, include: microcomputer programs; divisibility; pi and its history; Pascal and his triangle; magic squares; pentominoes; the history of mathematics; the metric system; mathematics and home economics; stamps that depict history and mathematics; statistics; tangrams; applications of mathematics in nursing; exploring angles; and explorations in modular arithmetic. Each unit consists of a teacher's section and a student section (which may be duplicated) composed of largely independent "requirements" to be completed. Although the units vary in length, most require between 10 and 30 hours of outside research and writing. Teachers can either assign units to be done or allow students to select those that interest them. A sample certificate that can be reproduced and awarded to students on completion of each unit is included. (JN)
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Enrichment Activities, Home Economics, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Middle Schools, Nursing, Programing, Secondary School Mathematics, Statistics, Student Projects
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 ($6., 10 or more copies shipped to the same address earn a 20% discount).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - General; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.