ERIC Number: ED297941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
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Teaching Elementary Mathematics in a Technological Age.
Wiebe, James H.
This book is based on the underlying philosophy that mathematics learning at the elementary level should be active. Children should learn through meaningful hands-on activities with manipulative materials, pictures and technology. More than 400 pupil activities and suggestions for designing more activities are described. Because mathematics is to be used in real world problem solving, mental arithmetic, estimation and the ability to use technology, the technological activities presented include the use of: (1) calculators for developing understanding of mathematics; (2) programming activities for developing mathematical understandings; (3) application programs such as spread sheets and data base programs for problem solving; (4) calculators and computers in problem solving activities; and (5) tape recorders, overhead projectors, and other devices in the classroom. Standard topics such as whole number computation, fractions, measurement and geometry are also considered. (PK)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Calculators, Computation, Computer Oriented Programs, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Number Concepts, Problem Solving, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Gorsuch Scarisbrick Publishers, 8233 Via Paseo del Norte, Suite F-400, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 ($25.00).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
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