**ERIC Number:**ED244826

**Record Type:**RIE

**Publication Date:**1984

**Pages:**142

**Abstractor:**N/A

**Reference Count:**0

**ISBN:**ISBN-0-87353-214-7

**ISSN:**N/A

Student Merit Awards: High School.

Sachs, Leroy, Ed.

The Student Merit Award Program was designed to motivate, stimulate and reward students for their study and achievement outside the mathematics classroom by providing enrichment material on a variety of mathematical topics. In general, these topics are either not found in the standard curriculum or represent a more in-depth study of standard topics. The topics, presented in 18 units, include: programming languages; microcomputer applications; the fourth dimension; finite groups; transfinite numbers; Archimedes; Pythagoras and his theorem; topology; geometric inversion; mathematics of flight; paradoxes in mathematics; continued fractions; finding equations from tables of values; applications of mathematics in nursing; tessellations; transformations and matrices with applications; ancient numeration systems; and statistics. Each unit consists of a teacher's section and a student section (which may be duplicated) composed of largely independent "requirements" to be completed. Although the units vary in length, most require between 10 and 30 hours of outside research and writing. Teachers can either assign units to be done or allow students to select those that interest them. A sample certificate that can be reproduced and awarded to students on completion of each unit is included. (JN)

Descriptors: Enrichment Activities, Equations (Mathematics), Fractions, High Schools, Independent Study, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Nursing, Programing Languages, Secondary School Mathematics, Statistics, Student Projects

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 ($9., 10 or more copies shipped to the same address earn a 20% discount).

**Publication Type:**Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - General; Books

**Education Level:**N/A

**Audience:**Teachers; Practitioners

**Language:**English

**Sponsor:**N/A

**Authoring Institution:**National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.