ERIC Number: ED199104
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Activity Packages for Use in Junior High School Math Labs.
Bass, Rita; Peterson, Karen
Eight activity packages, designed to teach students mathematical topics which are inappropriate to teach through a paper and pencil approach, are presented. The materials were created so that students: (1) can follow the instructions with little supervision; (2) are physically engaged in the activity, either measuring, counting, drawing pictures or graphs, gathering data, making charts, or doing constructions; (3) can complete the activity and clean up in approximately 40 minutes; (4) can demonstrate mastery of the topic through successful completion of the activities and questions in the package, rather than taking a posttest; and (5) can participate in the activity regardless of their level of competence in basic computation. The set of materials comes with an analysis of the topics covered and purposes, aims, and approach of each package. Individual package titles are: (1) Special Number Multiplication; (2) Multiplying Numbers by 10,000 and 1,000; (3) Reciprocals; (4) Finding Out About Ratio and Proportion; (5) Comparing Lengths Using Ratios; (6) Finding Squares; (7) Can You Make a Triangle Out of Any Three Line Segments; and (8) Algebra with Rods. (MP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: East Ramapo Teachers Center, Spring Valley, NY.