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Frahm, Bruce W. – Mathematics Teacher, 2006
This article shows how to assess student effort towards success in a basic math class using an imaginary salary as a reward.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Basic Skills
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Brown, Elizabeth M.; Jones, Elizabeth – Mathematics Teacher, 2006
This article describes two alternative coordinate systems and their use in graphing conic sections. This alternative graph paper helps students explore the idea of eccentricity using the definitions of the conic sections.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Geometric Concepts, Graphs, Teaching Methods
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Peterson, Blake E. – Mathematics Teacher, 2006
In the fall of 2003, the author conducted research on the student teaching process in Japan. The basis for most of the lessons observed was rich mathematics problems. Upon returning to the US, the author used one such problem while teaching an algebra 2 class. This article introduces that problem, which gives rise to both linear and quadratic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teaching, Algebra, Preservice Teacher Education
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Carlton, Matthew A.; Mortlock, Mary V. – Mathematics Teacher, 2005
An activity using a game-related setting is presented for students to investigate probability and statistics.
Descriptors: Probability, Statistics, Teaching Methods, Educational Games
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Awad, M. Michael; Wise, Joe L. – Mathematics Teacher, 1984
Describes a workshop on teaching high school geometry to the blind. Includes general suggestions for teachers with a blind student in their classes as well as suggestions related to lecture assignments, homework, and testing. Information on equipment and resource materials is also included. (JN)
Descriptors: Homework, Instructional Materials, Mainstreaming, Mathematics Education
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Austin, Suzanne S.; Berceli, Charlotte L.; Mathews, Sarae – Mathematics Teacher, 1999
Shares the experiences of intermediate algebra course instructors at a large urban community college in using a service-learning project to help students understand and appreciate the mathematics they were studying. (ASK)
Descriptors: Algebra, Community Colleges, Experiential Learning, Mathematics Education
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Talsma, Gary; Hersberger, Jim – Mathematics Teacher, 1990
Described is a two-week summer residential program designed for students who have been identified through one of several middle school talent searches. Discussed are the assumptions and goals, course content and pedagogy, evaluation, and materials of the program. (CW)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Advanced Students, Geometry, Learning Strategies
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Askins, Larry E. – Mathematics Teacher, 1989
Discusses a teaching method for transforming timid, dependent students into self-propelling, independent problem solvers. Describes four guidelines: expose students to problems; pose good questions and pause; put chalk into students' hands; and emphasize teamwork. Eleven references are listed. (YP)
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Problem Solving, Secondary Education
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Austin, Joe Dan; Vollrath, H. J. – Mathematics Teacher, 1989
Describes a way for students to learn to solve linear equations using physical objects (pan balances), diagrams, and symbols. Provides diagrams illustrating the method and five problems. Nine references are listed. (YP)
Descriptors: Algebra, Equations (Mathematics), Mathematical Concepts, Mathematical Formulas
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Chisko, Ann M. – Mathematics Teacher, 1985
The author uses a format in developmental mathematics courses that stresses (1) developing a positive attitude toward mathematics; (2) encouraging activeness on the part of the students; and (3) providing survival skills for nondevelopmental courses that encourage the practice of problem solving and analytical skills. Each of these areas is…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Higher Education, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Wiebe, James H. – Mathematics Teacher, 1986
Discusses two concrete models that have been useful in helping students understand operations with percentages. Includes information on materials needed, procedures for students, limitations, and instructional strategies. (JN)
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Models
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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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Kysh, Judith – Mathematics Teacher, 1991
Described is an alternative first year algebra program developed to bridge the gap between the NCTM's Curriculum and Evaluation Standards and institutional demands of schools. Increased attention is given to graphing as a context for algebra, calculator use, solving "memorable problems," and incorporating geometry concepts, while…
Descriptors: Algebra, Area, Calculators, Course Content
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van Reeuwijk, Martin – Mathematics Teacher, 1992
Reports part of the results of the Design, Development, and Assessment in Mathematics Education Project that tested the booklet on descriptive statistics called "Data Visualization" in six experimental algebra classes in Whitnall, Wisconsin. Describes examples of problems presented, use of cooperative learning during instruction, and…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Data Analysis, Data Interpretation, Educational Change
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Simon, Marilyn K. – Mathematics Teacher, 1992
Describes the team selection process and the organization of the mathematics component of the Environmental Studies Academic Pentathlon. The mathematics component consisted of environmental research, research methodology, and statistics. Groups submitted papers on seven environmental issues, and individuals designed and reported research studies…
Descriptors: Competition, Continuing Education, Environmental Education, Environmental Research
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