ERIC Number: ED204155
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Calculators in the Classroom: With Applications for Elementary and Middle School Teachers.
Moursund, David G.
This document was written for several purposes, the first being to serve as an introduction to calculators. Calculator design, functions, and limitations are discussed. A second purpose for the text is to help elementary and middle school teachers to apply calculators in classroom settings, with a variety of suggestions and applications presented. The third purpose of the document is to provide teachers with insights into the potential impact of calculators on the school curriculum, with emphasis placed on problem solving. A concluding section on calculators and computers compares and contrasts these devices and views the eventual effect of computers on the curriculum. The text is written from a mathematical perspective, but does not assume knowledge beyond an eighth grade level. The exercise sets are designed for teachers, but many problems, with slight modifications, would be appropriate for students. Problems in two chapters are classroom application sets specifically designed for classroom use. The document has a glossary and appendices that cover the metric system, calculator usage in schools, and a review of calculator research. (MP)
Descriptors: Calculators, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Middle Schools, Problem Solving, Secondary School Mathematics, Teaching Methods, Textbooks
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., One Wiley Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873 ($8.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
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