ERIC Number: ED101991
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Elements of Mathematics, Book A: An Introduction to Mathematization: A Theory of Voting Bodies.
Exner, Robert; And Others
This volume, a part of the Elements of Mathematics Program (EM), provides the student with an experience in developing a mathematical model for a "real-life" situation. After discussing the process of mathematization by reference to geometry, and presenting a flow-chart diagram describing the relationship of mathematical models to real situations, the book focuses on a single problem, the mathematization of the voting process of decision-making bodies. The analysis of this problem requires knowledge of set theory and logic (including quantifiers) and a facility with concepts such as relation, functions, and ordered n-tuple, studied in other EM volumes. (SD)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Experimental Curriculum, Individualized Instruction, Mathematical Applications, Mathematical Models, Mathematics Education, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics
CEMREL, Inc., 3120 59th Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63139 (no price quoted); ERIC/SMEAC, The Ohio State University, 400 Lincoln Tower, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (on loan)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: CEMREL, Inc., St. Louis, MO.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois