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Markus, Nancy – Math Literacy News, 2001
For many adults, geometry is a mathematics topic that immediately makes sense to them and gives them confidence in their ability to learn, while other adult learners identify geometry with failure. Most adults, however, do recognize the need for measurement, and many have a basic understanding of measurement concepts, although they may need to…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Classroom Techniques, Education Work Relationship
Reyhner, Jon, Ed. – 1988
This collection of 20 essays by 21 authors presents teaching methods and resource material promoting productive school experiences for American Indian students. The chapters are organized into five sections. The opening chapter of section 1 emphasizes that teachers must understand and respect the cultures and backgrounds of their students, an…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian Literature, American Indians
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Kamii, Constance; Lewis, Barbara A. – Arithmetic Teacher, 1990
Discussed is a constructivist view of mathematics education. The basic tenets and goals are described. The role of the student and teacher are highlighted. The constructivist and traditional views of instruction are compared and contrasted. (KR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Theories, Mathematics Education
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Kraus, William H. – Mathematics Teacher, 1993
Presents three problems that help students develop a repertoire of heuristics and persistence in problem solving: the water-jug problem; the missionaries-and-cannibals problem; and the census-taker problem. Discusses methods to encourage students to persist. (MDH)
Descriptors: Heuristics, Learning Strategies, Logical Thinking, Mathematics Education