ERIC Number: ED241354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
hm Math Study Skills Program. Student Text.
Tobin, Catherine D.
Presented are 10 activity-oriented units designed to provide an introduction to study skills in mathematics for pre-algebra students. Topic areas of the units include: listening as a study skill; problem solving; understanding the language of mathematics; learning from homework; using formulas; estimation; preparing for a test; and taking a mathematics test. By completing activities in the units, students learn about study skills needed for mathematics and practice those skills in a mathematics environment. Unit activities address 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. Although the units are designed for pre-algebra students and have been found to be applicable in grades 7 to 9, they may be of value to students at other grade levels. In addition, 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 Skills, Problem Solving, Secondary School Mathematics, Skill Development, Study Skills, Test Wiseness, Units of Study
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 (Item #3308102, $4.25).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.; National Science Teachers Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Developed by the Study Skills Group.