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Posamentier, Alfred S. – Mathematics Teacher, 1989
Proposes a new geometry curriculum for motivating middle school students. Discusses the treatment of geometry including visual justifications of geometric phenomena, examination of the properties of various common geometric figures, use of art and architecture, and inspection of geometric transformations. Eleven references are listed. (YP)
Descriptors: Geometric Concepts, Geometric Constructions, Geometry, Mathematics Anxiety
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Braswell, James S. – Mathematics Teacher, 1992
Described are important changes that will be introduced in the mathematics sections of the new Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The three main changes are (1) permission to use calculators; (2) inclusion of open-ended questions; and (3) content revisions consistent with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics "Curriculum and Evaluation…
Descriptors: Calculators, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Skills
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Noble, A. Candace; Mullen, Kenneth B. – Mathematics Teacher, 1992
Presented is a summary of the actions taken by American College Testing in response to calls for reform in standardized testing. The areas of reform discussed are test development, test content, skills levels, test criteria, and new testing initiatives, such as alternative-response-format questions and calculator use. (MDH)
Descriptors: Calculators, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Skills