ERIC Number: ED111644
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: N/A
Secondary School Mathematics Special Edition, Chapter 15. Measurement, Chapter 16. Real Numbers, Student's Text.
DeVenney, William S.; And Others
This text is one of the sequence of textbooks produced for low achievers in the seventh and eighth grades by the School Mathematics Study Group (SMSG). There are eight texts in the sequence, of which this is the seventh. This set of volumes differs from the regular editions of SMSG junior high school texts in that very little reading is required. Concepts and processes are illustrated pictorially, and many exercises are included. Chapter 15, the first of two chapters in this volume, concerns measurement. The need for standard units is discussed and, after some work on computation with mixed numbers, both English and metric units are introduced. Measurement of angles using the protractor and computation of area are also discussed. In chapter 16 perfect squares are presented, and the idea of finding the sides of squares with given area is used to motivate an introduction to the real numbers. Computations with radicals, the Pythagorean theorem, and circumference and area of circles are also developed. (SD)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Geometric Concepts, Instruction, Junior High Schools, Low Achievement, Measurement, Metric System, Number Systems, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Textbooks
A. C. Vroman, Inc., 2085 East Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, California 91109
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. School Mathematics Study Group.