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Duffin, Janet; Marland, Harriet – Mathematics in School, 1983
An example is noted in which a given problem is reformulated and extended. The problem solving includes discussion and dispute, plus the recognition that different approaches are both possible and desirable, is thus demonstrated. (MNS)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving
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Williams, Alec A. – Mathematics in School, 1983
The establishment of a diploma for teaching mathematics to low-achieving students in heralded. The difficulties in and need for such a course are described. (MNS)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Low Achievement
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Selkirk, Keith – Mathematics in School, 1983
Lessons on using maps to look for a new home are described. Data collectd from a questionnaire were compared by the students. (MNS)
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Map Skills, Mathematical Applications
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Hale, David – Mathematics in School, 1980
The purpose of this article is to stimulate a discussion about the teaching of algebra. It seeks to raise questions which are more fundamental than those so far generated by the manipulative skills debate. (Author/MK)
Descriptors: Algebra, Manipulative Materials, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction
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Cahill, Michael J. – Mathematics in School, 1980
Some comments on cooperation between teachers and schools to facilitate smooth transitions for students as they advance from one school to another. (MK)
Descriptors: Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Coordination
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Langdon, Nigel – Mathematics in School, 1980
Suggestions are given for using a "Mobius Strip" poster. The experiences of one teacher using such a poster are related. (MK)
Descriptors: Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Geometric Concepts, Manipulative Materials
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Kilburn, John – Mathematics in School, 1980
Two alternatives are given to the decomposition and equal addition subtraction algorithms. (MK)
Descriptors: Algorithms, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Curriculum
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Shipton, Sheila – Mathematics in School, 1980
Examples of ratio and proportion problems from engineering, science, business, and catering are presented and solved. The goal is to illustrate how certain basic processes are used across a wide spectrum of occupations. (MK)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education
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Woods, Maggie – Mathematics in School, 1988
A teacher describes her experiences using "mathematics across the curriculum" problem solving activities with 12- and 13-year-old students with moderate to severe learning difficulties. She concludes that the experience of real problem solving is an approach that has great potential for use with special need students. (PK)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Learning Disabilities
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Eperson, D. B. – Mathematics in School, 1987
Presents a variety of mathematics activities for students to solve. Sections are included on geometrical dissection, prime numbers, trigonometry, and number concepts. (RH)
Descriptors: Geometry, Mathematical Enrichment, Mathematical Logic, Mathematics Instruction
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Edgcombe, Gerald – Mathematics in School, 1984
Constructing solids, number of possible solids, properties of the series, general terms, and sum of the series are each described and illustrated. (MNS)
Descriptors: Geometric Concepts, Geometric Constructions, Mathematics Instruction, Number Concepts
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Wardle, Michael – Mathematics in School, 1983
The case for some elementary programing as part of mathematics instruction is presented. Ways in which microcomputers can be used in the mathematics classroom are described, with specific illustrations. (MNS)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Programs, Educational Change, Mathematics Curriculum
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Tall, David – Mathematics in School, 1983
A first computer lesson in algebra is described, with illustrations of programing by students. Standard algebraic notation with BASIC are discussed, and further activities described. The purpose is to use the computer so that it develops a rational understanding of the mathematical concepts involved. (MNS)
Descriptors: Algebra, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Programs, Evaluative Thinking
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Wilson, Bryan – Mathematics in School, 1984
This update of information on guidelines for elementary school mathematics programs produced by English schools provides a categorized list including date, age range, format, type and coverage, comments, and intended use. (MNS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Guides, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Guidelines
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Kirkby, Dave – Mathematics in School, 1987
Described are a variety of mathematical games that can be played on a chess board and using either chess pieces or counters that move according to chess-piece moves. (RH)
Descriptors: Educational Games, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Instruction
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