ERIC Number: ED211350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Improving Reading and Study Skills in Science and Mathematics.
Martin, Ralph E., Jr.; Orrach, Lawrence P.
The need for teachers to determine whether their students have the skills necessary to learn and to help their students develop missing skills is emphasized. It is felt that it is possible to teach both content and learning skills simultaneously without sacrificing content. This document offers informal, diagnostic testing devices that can be used in developing a composite of the reading skills and deficiencies of learners. Practical activities for the development of reading, learning, and thinking skills are provided. The material concludes with a summary, bibliography of references, and several appendices. It is primarily intended for science teachers, but is felt to be useful to mathematics instructors. It is recognized that science instruction frequently relies upon the concepts and principles of mathematics, and science teachers must employ the reading skills of mathematics to enhance successful instruction of science. (MP)
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Mathematical Applications, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Reading Skills, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Science, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Regional Conference of the National Science Teachers Association (Nashville, TN, November 21, 1981). Contains occasional light and broken type.