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ERIC Number: ED279472
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Music for the Mind: Mostly Mathematics, Mixed with Other Matters. Harvesting the Harvesters. Book 7.
The seventh of a series of 10 study units for a Migrant Educators' National Training OutReach (MENTOR) correspondence course examines mathophobia and the special problems of language and continuity encountered by migrant children studying mathematics. Designed for use in preservice or inservice teacher education, the unit discusses testing and bad teaching as causes of math anxiety and suggests ways to deal with the patterns of misunderstanding and low self-confidence often present in mathophobic students. Excerpts from books and research reports offer perspectives on cultural background and mathematical achievement, illustrate good and bad mathematics teaching, and discuss child-centered, relevant, and natural methods for teaching disadvantaged students. Other topics include the computer as a humanizing device, relevance of outdoor education to migrant children, values teaching, and the arts as an area of basic skills. An 8-item bibliography and list of state offices of migrant education are included. (LFL)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Correspondence Study, Elementary Secondary Education, Fine Arts, Mathematics Anxiety, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Tests, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Outdoor Education, Student Centered Curriculum, Teacher Education, Teacher Influence, Teaching Methods, Teaching Styles, Units of Study, Values Education
School of Professional Studies, Potsdam College, Potsdam, NY 13676.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Migrant Education.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Potsdam. Coll. at Potsdam.