ERIC Number: ED283930
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Mathematics, Volume II: Strategies in Mathematics.
Gill, Tepper; And Others
Independent neighborhood schools in inner-city areas serve primarily minority students. They are in a position to assist American educators in understanding the best methods of teaching minorities who usually do not reach their full academic potential in public schools. Teachers in independent schools use culture and sometimes religion as a basis for motivational and management techniques. The students use their own indigenous images to shape their intellectual, emotional and creative development. In 1984 a training seminar using this cultural model was developed to provide these teachers with a better understanding and more strategies for teaching mathematics. This second volume of a two-volume series bridges the gap between theoretical perspectives and mathematic principles by presenting specific problems, concepts, vocabulary, activities and historical information concerning mathematics. The strategies are arranged in the following sections: (1) A Training Course for Mathematics Teachers in Elementary Grades (Gerald Chachere and Tepper Gill); (2) Teaching the Language of Mathematics (Mu'minah M. Saleem); and (3) Early African Mathematics for the Classroom (Walter M. Young). (VM)
Descriptors: African Culture, Black Education, Black Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematical Applications, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Education, Urban Education
Institute for Independent Education, Inc., P.O. Box 42571, Washington, DC 20015 ($3.50, plus $1.00 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Independent Education, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: For related document, see UD 025 642.