ERIC Number: ED238520
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Decisions about Mathematics. Teacher's Guide. Fair Play: Developing Self-Concept and Decision-Making Skills in the Middle School.
Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.
This unit, one of six which comprise the Fair Play program, teaches students to use data analysis skills to examine sex differences in career choices, mathematics attitudes, and treatment in the labor force. The Fair Play program is a series of student and teacher materials the purpose of which is to help students expand their female or male self-concepts, increase their decision-making skills, and improve their academic achievement by changing their stereotypic attitudes toward particular content areas. This teaching guide includes a brief description of the total program, an overview of the content of this unit, recommendations for instructional approaches, descriptions of program materials, a bibliography of print and audiovisual resources, and tips for small-group management. The bulk of this guide consists of the student guide which contains 18 lessons organized into three parts: (1) differential treatment and attitudes of males and females in relation to mathematics and mathematics oriented careers; (2) application of data analysis skills to male and female economic issues; and (3) consideration of personal career options and mathematics attitudes. Detailed annotations are provided to aid the teacher in planning and presenting each lesson. The final section provides a unit performance test with answer key. (DC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Careers, Data Analysis, Decision Making Skills, Instructional Materials, Junior High Schools, Mathematics Anxiety, Mathematics Skills, Middle Schools, Resource Materials, Secondary School Mathematics, Self Concept, Sex Differences, Sex Fairness, Sex Stereotypes, Student Attitudes, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
Education Development Center, Women's Educational Equity Act Publishing Center, 55 Chapel St., Newton, MA 02160
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.