ERIC Number: ED207836
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reading in the Mathematics Classroom.
Smith, Cyrus F., Jr.; Kepner, Henry S., Jr.
The concept that it is important for students to learn how to read the language of mathematics is promoted. Most mathematics teachers neither have the knowledge nor feel the responsibility to develop reading skills in their students. The materials in this document are viewed to be of sufficient variety and potential for making important improvements in mathematics classrooms. The teaching ideas are based on the well-accepted notion that learning results from interest in a subject. Providing that interest, through readiness, is considered the key. Individual chapter titles are: (1) The Reading Phase of Mathematics; (2) The Instructional Framework; (3) The Structured Overview; (4) The Development of Mathematics Vocabulary; (5) The Dilemma of Word Problems; (6) The Readability of Mathematics Materials; and (7) Concluding Remarks. Additional Mathematics/Reading Resources - Teacher Focus; Recreational/Supplementary Resources - Student Focus; and References are found at the conclusion of the document. (MP)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Content Area Reading, Decoding (Reading), Instructional Materials, Learning Problems, Learning Theories, Mathematical Vocabulary, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Teaching Methods
National Education Association, 1201 16th St., N.W., Washington, DC 20036 (Stock No. 3203-9-00; no price quoted).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.
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