ERIC Number: ED474993
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
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Math Sense: Measurement and Data Analysis. Teacher's Resource Guide.
Adcock, Deborah P.
This book is a teacher's resource guide designed to help students gain the range of math skills they need to succeed in life, work, and on standardized tests; overcome math anxiety; discover math as interesting and purposeful; and develop good number sense. Topics covered in this book include measurement and data analysis such as measuring distance, space, time, capacity, weight, temperature, organizing and summarizing data, displaying data on a graph, and analyzing data. Lessons are organized around four strands: (1) skill lessons that present instruction and practice in math skills including computation and solving word problems; (2) tools lessons emphasizing the use of objects such as calculators or concepts such as estimation, all within real-life contexts; (3) problem solving lessons designed to strengthen estimation and reasoning skills and help students build strategies for solving single and multi-step problems; and (4) application lessons that provide practice with realistic situations that require mathematics. (Author/KHR)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Data Analysis, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Measurement, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
New Readers Press, 1320 Jamesville Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13210. Web site: www.newreaderspress.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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Note: For other documents in the Math Sense series, see SE 067 593-604.