ERIC Number: ED408156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Crow, Tracy, Ed.; Harris, Julia, Ed.
ENC Focus, v4 n2 1997
This journal contains brief descriptions of calculator-active materials that were found using Resource Finder, the searchable online catalog of curriculum resources from the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (ENC). It features both the calculators themselves and the activity books that are used with them. Among the calculators included are those that display fractions in improper, mixed, and reduced forms; graph functions in several colors; or perform symbolic algebraic, differential, and integral manipulations. Also highlighted are calculators that allow students to explore interactive geometry and to incorporate real-world data through connection with a data collection system. Some of the activity books described integrate the use of manipulatives with calculators and employ the calculator as a teaching tool rather than simply a method of checking answers and computing with large numbers. These activity books offer a variety of activities ranging from those that teach number sense to activities that foster explorations of patterns and relationships in functions. Sections include: (1) Calculators for Grades K-8; (2) Calculators for Grades 9-12; (3) Teaching Materials; and (4) Professional Development Materials. (JRH)
Descriptors: Calculators, Computer Interfaces, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Skills, Professional Development
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse, 1929 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1079.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education, Columbus, OH.