ERIC Number: ED316401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Guidelines for the Use of Calculators in Competitions.
Heid, M. Kathleen; And Others
Mathematics competitions are a popular extracurricular activity for students at all grade levels. This booklet outlines some of the logistical and structural issues that competition organizers, administrators, coaches, and question writers face when they incorporate calculators into their competitions. Main topics included are: (1) "Decisions about Types of Calculators in Competitions"; (2) "Structuring the Competition Format to Incorporate Calculators"; (3) "Guidelines for Competition Administrators and Coaches"; and (4) "Impact of the Calculator on the Creation of Competition Questions," providing many problem examples. (YP)
Descriptors: Calculators, Competition, Computation, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Extracurricular Activities, Guidelines, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Tests, Secondary School Mathematics
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 ($9.60, 10 or more 20% discount).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.