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ERIC Number: ED257314
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Pages: 92
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
English for Students of Mathematics.
Bensoussan, Marsha; Golan, Jonathan
A curriculum unit on English for mathematics students at the University of Haifa is presented. The text content concerns mathematics while integrating language principles. Exercises are included that involve comprehension of geometric diagrams, reading comprehension, word meanings, and restructuring sentences. The 12 sections cover: projective planes, infinite matrices and convergent sequences, relations, metric spaces, Peano's postulates for the natural numbers, monoids, matroids, graphs of functions, binomial coefficients, cross products of vectors, generalized inverses of linear transformations, and the Riemann integral. The lessons cover topics such as: when a word ending in "ing" is not a verb, modal verbs, simple sentences, active and passive verbs, verbs used as adjective/expanded forms, sentence function, phrases showing the writer's comments, general versus qualified statements, compound sentences, "since," clauses and phrases, parallel structures and enumeration, changing the subject without markers, language of proof, introduction and transition passages, intensifiers and qualifiers, statements of contrast, logical arguments, markers of emphasis, language of theorem and proof, sentence structure and information, following the argument, and sentence structure review. Appended is the Greek alphabet, including the name of each letter and the upper and lower case symbols for each letter. (SW)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A