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ERIC Number: EJ312586
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1985
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We Should Be Teaching Them More Than Just Symbol Manipulation.
Stepans, Joseph; Olson, Melfried
School Science and Mathematics, v85 n1 p1-10 Jan 1985
Suggests activities which provide students with opportunities to give meanings to symbols and to find reasons for doing computations. Includes investigations with a pendulum, circular running track, salary increases, and container volume. Indicates that teachers should place less emphasis on drill and manipulation to give meaning to abstract concepts. (DH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
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