ERIC Number: ED254394
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
General Mathematics II. A CoSer Project of the Cortland-Madison BOCES.
DiLucci, Jackie; And Others
This General Mathematics II curriculum reflects the 1980 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Agenda for Action statement that emphasis in mathematics learning and teaching should be shifted away from isolated computational skills toward problem-solving techniques. The use of calculators and estimation is encouraged. Emphasis both in time and concentration is on developing students' ability to use mathematical techniques, and not on the isolated techniques themselves. Applications for consumers and workers are therefore numerous. Computer literacy is developed through students' use of software that reinforces not only mathematical skills, but also occupation and consumer applications. The course objectives are spelled out, followed by a scope and sequence which includes an approximation of the time to be devoted to each unit. For each unit, a pretest is given, followed by activities and worksheets, with the emphasis on problem solving. A posttest is then given. The units included in the course are: whole numbers, decimals, fractions, ratio and proportion, percent, tables and graphs, probability and statistics, geometry, measurement of geometric figures, integers, algebra, coordinate geometry, and computers. References are included. (MNS)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Calculators, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Estimation (Mathematics), Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Microcomputers, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Teaching Methods, Worksheets
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Cortland-Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Cortland, NY.