ERIC Number: ED241353
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
hm Math Study Skills Program. Teacher's Guide.
Tobin, Catherine D.
This program, which provides an introduction to study skills in mathematics for pre-algebra students through a series of 10 activity-oriented units, is structured on the assumption that activity-oriented lessons are the most effective way to teach study skills. By completing activities in the units, students learn about study skills needed for mathematics and practice those skills in a mathematics environment. The program addresses a wide range of student needs, providing an introduction to specific skills for students who have little sense of a particular study skill, providing a learning experience of initial mastery for students who are ready to acquire a skill, and offering review and reinforcement for students who have mastered a given skill. Topic areas of the units include: listening as a mathematical skill, problem solving, understanding the language of mathematics, learning from homework, using formulas, estimation, preparing for a test, and taking a mathematics test. This guide contains strategies for teaching these units, suggestions for further instruction in each study skill area, and an overview of study skills. It is strongly recommended that the units be taught within the context of an ongoing mathematics course rather than in separate settings. (JN)
Descriptors: Estimation (Mathematics), Junior High Schools, Listening Skills, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Problem Solving, Secondary School Mathematics, Skill Development, Study Skills, Teaching Methods, Test Wiseness, Units of Study
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 (Item #3308103, $3.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.; National Science Teachers Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Developed by the Study Skills Group.