ERIC Number: ED340565
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Using the Newspaper to Reinforce Mathematics Skills. Minimum Student Performance Standards for Florida Schools. Grade 8.
Palm Beach Newspapers, Inc., West Palm Beach, FL.
The newspaper is a familiar tool to many teachers. This book explores another use for the newspaper in the classroom. As an aid in the teaching and remediating of basic mathematics skills, the newspaper adds variety to classroom instruction. The suggested newspaper activities and teaching ideas presented here are specifically designed to reinforce the Minimum Student Performance Standards identified by the Florida Department of Education for grade eight. Activities included are: reading and writing numerals; rounding; putting numbers in order; fractions; operations of whole numbers and decimals; measurement; identifying shapes; estimation; real world, money, and measurement problems; and interpreting graphs, tables and maps. The corresponding skill number, needed materials, newspaper activities for skill reinforcement; and an activity sheet are provided in each activity. A list of resource materials is included. (YP)
Descriptors: Grade 8, Mathematical Applications, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Materials, Mathematics Skills, Minimum Competencies, Newspapers, Secondary School Mathematics
The Palm Beach Post, Educational Services Department, P.O. Box 24700, West Palm Beach, FL 33416 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Florida Newspaper in Education Coordinators, Inc., Jacksonville.
Authoring Institution: Palm Beach Newspapers, Inc., West Palm Beach, FL.