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Morgan, Larry A.; Morgan, Frank W. – Mathematics Teacher, 1984

Presents a set of classroom activities and a computer program that have been used to help students intuitively grasp, in a minimum of instructional time, such fundamental concepts as hypothesis testing, random sampling, statistical inference and p-values. The lesson shows students how statistical thinking and microcomputers can be used in…

Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, High Schools, Learning Activities

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Moser, James M. – Mathematics Teacher, 1985

With a standard geoboard, five pegs by five pegs, how many different triangles can be formed using a single rubber band with the pegs serving as vertices? Discusses ways to solve this problem and offers related problems and some pedagogical considerations (particularly for the teaching of geometry and problem solving). (JN)

Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Geometry, Learning Activities

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Mathematics Teacher, 1985

Presents activities involving the addition of antinumbers (which uses novel numerical characters); a puzzle which combines practice in working with polynomials and solving simple equations with intriguing facts about turkets; and searching for the number of different right triangles in a given square grid (which helps develop spatial…

Descriptors: Addition, Learning Activities, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction

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Kelly, Ivan W.; Beamer, James E. – Mathematics Teacher, 1986

Discusses experiences in elementary statistics that involve describing data by measures of central tendency and dispersion and that are appropriate for students in secondary schools. Includes background information, instructional strategies, procedures, and a ready-to-duplicate student worksheet. (JN)

Descriptors: Computer Software, High Schools, Learning Activities, Mathematics Education

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Mathematics Teacher, 1986

Presents ideas related to: (1) graphs (considering patterns, periodic functions, and problem-solving); (2) curing common errors (such as an incorrect way of canceling); (3) the median of a trapezoid; and (4) using a telephone directory to teach probability, graphing, random-number tables, reading tables, calculating percentages, and other topics.…

Descriptors: Graphs, Learning Activities, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction

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Kenney, Margaret J.; Bezuszka, Stanley J. – Mathematics Teacher, 1984

Presents a collection of problems focusing on: (1) squares in arithmetic and number theory; (2) squares in geometry; (3) topics blending arithmetic and geometric aspects of squares; and (4) squares and Logo. A sample student worksheet (with answers) is included. (JN)

Descriptors: Arithmetic, Geometry, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities

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Kimberling, Clark – Mathematics Teacher, 1984

Presents an Applesoft computer program to help students translate abstract sentences into concrete visible lines and thereby discover and confirm facts about slopes, intercepts, angles, and intersections. The program graphs and analyzes lines, given as equations of the form Y equals M times X plus B. (JN)

Descriptors: Computer Software, Equations (Mathematics), Geometry, High Schools

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Hatfield, Mary M.; Bitter, Gary G. – Mathematics Teacher, 1991

N:4$2 N:4$N Reported are results of a Technical Education Research Centers (TERC) project describing telecommunication interactions between groups of students using the computer software unit "Connectany." Polygons are formed through repetitive "jumps" between points on a circle. Investigation questions and results are shared…

Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Discovery Learning, Discovery Processes