ERIC Number: ED231638
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Business. Teacher's Guide.
San Francisco State Univ., CA.
This document is the third of seven units developed by the Math Network Curriculum Project. Each unit, designed to be a 2-week module, is a teacher's guide which includes detailed directions along with the courseware and software needed. Teacher intervention in the non-computer activities that begin each unit is required, and the consistent use of small-group instruction makes the units usable in a standard classroom if two microcomputers are present. The Business Unit continues the work begun with Easy Speak in the Input-Output Unit, but in this unit students use the language to construct business simulations (simplified versions of programs like Lemonade) for other students to use through the network. At the beginning of the unit, students use input-output machines to discover relations between prices charged and amounts sold. They apply this skill to analyzing simplified computer simulations and finally they invent their own simulations. Printed copies of the code for the Tutor and At Your Service computer programs are included. Students use the Tutor program (designed by Diane Rezak), to find the rule for hours worked in terms of Rate. At Your Service allows students to create a business simulation game involving hours worked and rate charged. Both programs were developed for use on a Commodore PET Computer with at least 16K of RAM using 4.0 BASIC. (MNS)
Descriptors: Business, Computer Oriented Programs, Consumer Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Activities, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Microcomputers, Middle Schools, Problem Solving, Programing, Teaching Guides, Units of Study, Worksheets
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: San Francisco State Univ., CA.