ERIC Number: ED264089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Applying Arithmetic: A Handbook of Applications of Arithmetic. Part III: Maneuvers.
Usiskin, Zalman; Bell, Max
Chapters 11 through 14 of a 14-chapter, three-volume work on arithmetical applications are contained in this document. Each chapter details the "use classes" of one broad arithmetical concept. (A "use class" of a concept is a set of examples of real world uses of the concept which share a common structure). Each chapter contains: an introduction and summary; four sections, each devoted to one use class and containing a general introduction, questions, and comments; suggestions for teaching or illustrating a given concept; questions which test understanding of the ideas presented; and notes and commentary, with reasons for selecting particular use classes, related research, and short essays on issues related to applying the concepts. Topics of the chapters focus on some aspect of"maneuvers," a term coined to group together four types of processes: rewriting, for example, from fractions to decimals (chapter 11); estimating, for example, 3.14 for pi (chapter 12); transforming, for example, standard scores from raw scores (chapter 13); and displaying, for example, graphical data (chapter 14). Each chapter in this part is divided into four sections which focus on, respectively, constraints, clarity, facility, and consistency. A five-page bibliography and index for topics in the three volumes are included. (JN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL. Dept. of Education.
Note: For related documents, see SE 046 234 (part I) and SE 046 235 (part II).