ERIC Number: ED313228
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Practical Math Skills: Situations--Strategies--Solutions. Junior High Level. Grades 7-8-9.
This material is a supplement to existing mathematics programs for young learners. The activities presented are based on assumptions about the young problem solver which are difficult to address in standard mathematics texts. In these pages it is assumed that each learner brings to the problem-solving effort a very personal experience base and a unique repertoire of approaches, strategies, and evaluative behaviors for solving problems. It is also assumed that true problem solving is not so much a search for the appropriate rule or algorithm, but rather a response to a personal inquiry characterized by exploration and discovery. Units include: (1) "The Corner Store"; (2) "The Track Meet"; (3) "The Construction Site"; and (4) "The Service Station." Answer keys and objectives for activities presented are provided. (YP)
Descriptors: Computation, Junior High Schools, Mathematical Applications, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematical Enrichment, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Materials, Mathematics Skills, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics
Good Apple, Inc., Box 299, Carthage, IL 62321-0299 (GA1071, $6.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For the intermediate level, see SE 051 036.