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Rubenstein, Rheta N. – Mathematics Teacher, 1985
The estimation strategies of "using compatible numbers,""averaging," and "rounding" are used. The first two worksheets review easy arithmetic facts and ask students to identify compatible numbers. Worksheet Three introduces averaging and provides practice with rounding, while the fourth worksheet contains problems for group practice. (MNS)
Descriptors: Answer Keys, Estimation (Mathematics), Instructional Materials, Learning Activities
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Schaaf, Oscar F. – Mathematics Teacher, 1984
Motivational classroom materials that provide direct instruction on problem-solving skills are given. The activity highlights and provides opportunities for practice with two problem-solving skills, make a drawing and work backward. (MNS)
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Mathematics Instruction, Motivation, Problem Sets
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McGinty, Robert L.; Van Beynen, John G. – Mathematics Teacher, 1985
Four worksheets are given to enhance the understanding of and facility with numerical concepts and relations for students in grades seven through nine. The focus is on enhancing deductive reasoning abilities with Venn diagrams and arrow diagrams. Teaching ideas are included. (MNS)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Deduction, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities
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Zucco, Cathleen Maria – Mathematics Teacher, 1998
Presents selection criteria for teachers to use when reviewing video materials for classroom use. Provides an annotated bibliography. (ASK)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Educational Resources, Instructional Material Evaluation, Instructional Materials
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Cuoco, Albert A.; And Others, Eds. – Mathematics Teacher, 1994
Contains tips from readers about using technology in the classroom, including notebook computers, classroom sets of calculators, geometry software, LOGO software, publisher discounts, curriculum materials in CD-ROM, and volunteer help in computers and computer networking for schools. (MKR)
Descriptors: Calculators, Computers, Courseware, Instructional Materials
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Mathematics Teacher, 1991
Suggested are two techniques of classroom management to help the beginning teacher. The first deals with methods of creating a classroom atmosphere more conducive to learning by making the classroom an orderly, inviting place. The second offers help to students in taking notes by providing time after students have listened attentively and…
Descriptors: Class Organization, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ajose, Sunday – Mathematics Teacher, 1991
An activity for grades 6-10 designed to allow students to explore a hundred chart to discover patterns is presented. Discussed are materials, objectives, and procedures. Three worksheets with answers are provided, and an extension activity is suggested. (CW)
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Computation, Creative Thinking, Experiential Learning
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Reys, Robert E. – Mathematics Teacher, 1989
Presented are problem-solving experiences with area, volume, and algebraic expresssions resulting from data collection. Three worksheets are included for students in grades 7-12. (MNS)
Descriptors: Algebra, Area, Geometric Concepts, Instructional Materials
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Greenwood, Jay – Mathematics Teacher, 1989
Students are to learn an explicit definition for fractions and then use it to illustrate and solve problems. All computations involve whole-number operations, and may be used with students in grades five-nine. Two transparencies and four worksheets are included. (MNS)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Elementary Secondary Education, Fractions, Instructional Materials
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Hirsch, Christian R., Ed.; And Others – Mathematics Teacher, 1987
Three worksheets and teachers' notes for grades 8-12 are provided on symmetry. (MNS)
Descriptors: Geometric Concepts, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Mathematics Instruction
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Hirsch, Christian R. – Mathematics Teacher, 1988
Topics from graph theory are introduced at an informal level and thereby made accessible to the majority of secondary school students. Three worksheets are included. (MNS)
Descriptors: Games, Graphs, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities
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Hirsch, Christian R., Ed.; And Others – Mathematics Teacher, 1986
Using four activity sheets, students learn to identify fractions that are easy to use in estimation situations. (MNS)
Descriptors: Estimation (Mathematics), Fractions, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities
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Hirsch, Christian R., Ed.; And Others – Mathematics Teacher, 1987
Drawing accurate regular polygons with a specified edge length is the focus of three activities. Angle measurement and related geometric concepts are reinforced with three worksheets. (MNS)
Descriptors: Geometric Concepts, Geometric Constructions, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities
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Lappan, Glenda; And Others – Mathematics Teacher, 1987
The activity uses an area model to analyze probabilities associated with games of chance. Three activity sheets are included, with teaching suggestions. (MNS)
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Mathematical Models, Mathematics Instruction
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Hirsch, Christian R. – Mathematics Teacher, 1986
Provided are four worksheets that are designed to capitalize on the use of calculators as teachers' partners in helping students to develop an intuitive feeling for percentage. Students also learn how to use the calculator's percent key to compute percentages. (MNS)
Descriptors: Calculators, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Mathematics Instruction
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