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ERIC Number: ED134972
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Reading the Language of Mathematics.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
The purposes of this booklet are to acquaint both mathematics teachers and reading teachers with some skills which students need for effectively reading the language of mathematics and to provide sample activities which may be used as an integral part of the mathematics class, in an effort to help students develop those skills. Since mathematics is an abstract science involving the use of a system with highly specialized symbolism and technical terminology, it is suggested that the mathematics teacher accept major responsibility for teaching students to read mathematics. A section on vocabulary and symbols discusses reading mathematical symbols, the directionality of such symbols, and reading mathematical words. Following directions, interpreting graphic materials, reading mathematical sentences, and reading and solving word problems are discussed in the comprehension section. Other sections include a detailed discussion of study techniques, a list of books suggested for voluntary mathematical reading, a bibliography, and a list of resource materials suggested for teachers. (MKM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.