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Suydam, Marilyn N., Ed. – 1983
These two bulletins were developed for the Calculator Information Center. "Motivating Activities for Low (and Higher) Achievers," prepared by Don Miller, presents activities that suggest ways in which a calculator can be used to help reinforce or develop certain mathematical ideas. Included are sections with activities for numeration, mental…
Descriptors: Calculators, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials
Reys, Robert E.; And Others – 1984
This report summarizes a project to develop computational estimation materials for students in grades 6, 7, and 8. In chapter 1, the need for estimation skills is discussed and the goals of the project are stated: to develop a carefully sequenced set of lessons, activities, and maintenance work on estimation with whole numbers, fractions,…
Descriptors: Computation, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Decimal Fractions
Ginsburg, Lynda; Gal, Iddo – 1996
This report identifies 13 instructional strategies for teaching adult numeracy skills that address issues of assessment, development of mathematical skills, and development of problem-solving skills. The rationale and suggestions regarding the following 13 instructional principles are described: address and evaluate attitudes and beliefs about…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Classroom Techniques, Computation
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Mastin, Marla – PTA Today, 1994
Parents can encourage their children to become better mathematical thinkers. The article describes how to assist children with problem solving and presents activities that develop specific skills (estimating, counting, sorting, volume, fractions, multiplication, money, story problems, patterning, averaging, computation, magic squares, plane…
Descriptors: Classification, Computation, Elementary Secondary Education, Estimation (Mathematics)
Nevin, Ann, Ed. – 2000
The result of a school-university partnership to prepare future special educators, this collection of lesson plans is designed to teach self-determination across the K-12 curriculum to empower students with disabilities. All of the lessons have been implemented within a micro-teaching demonstration with special education interns. Lesson plans are…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Higher Education, Interpersonal Competence
Nevin, Ann, Ed. – 2000
This document is a collection of six mathematics lesson plans for use with students with learning disabilities or mild mental retardation. The lesson plans utilize the Essential Elements of Instruction (EEI) 5-Step lesson design model developed by Madeline Hunter. The lesson plans and their authors are as follows: (1) "An EEI Lesson for 1st…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Disabilities, Learning Strategies
Wiebe, James H. – 1988
This book is based on the underlying philosophy that mathematics learning at the elementary level should be active. Children should learn through meaningful hands-on activities with manipulative materials, pictures and technology. More than 400 pupil activities and suggestions for designing more activities are described. Because mathematics is to…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Calculators, Computation, Computer Oriented Programs
Cawley, John; And Others – 1988
Arithmetic programming for students with mild mental disabilities requires a comprehensive perspective that includes attention to curriculum, instruction, and appraisal. Arithmetic computation should not dominate educational programming, but should be included in ways that are functionally relevant and meaningfully presented within a framework of…
Descriptors: Algorithms, Arithmetic, Computation, Educational Practices
Cronin, Mary E. – 1988
This paper discusses the instruction of adult performance outcomes and life skills in classes for students with mental disabilities. Basic considerations in teaching life skills include teaching for lifelong learning, teaching for relevancy, and teaching beyond textbooks and classrooms. Several strategies have contributed to the success of…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Daily Living Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Mental Retardation
Virginia State Dept. of Rehabilitation Services, Richmond. – 1988
This manual outlines a model for proposals to fund time-limited and ongoing employment services under a program of supported employment for individuals with disabilities. Key components of the model are an emphasis on interagency collaboration, attention to local agencies and the local environment, and adherence to accepted finance and budget…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Contracts, Disabilities, Employment Programs
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Bureau of Publications. – 1985
This framework gives direction for the development of mathematics programs in California schools. The introductory chapter discusses expectations and responsibilities: problem solving, calculator technology, computational skills, estimation and mental arithmetic, and computers in mathematics education; implementation of the recommended program,…
Descriptors: Calculators, Computation, Computers, Course Descriptions
Seeley, Cathy L. – Math Solutions, 2009
NCTM Past President Cathy L. Seeley shares her messages on today's most relevant topics and issues in education. Based on Cathy L. Seeley's award-winning NCTM President's Messages, and including dozens of new messages, this must-have K-12 resource offers straight talk and common sense about some of today's most important, thought-provoking issues…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education, Achievement Gap, Creativity
Ogletree, Earl J.; Chavez, Maria – 1980
An approach to teaching mildly retarded children math skills using finger calculation is discussed. Drills progress from using one to two hands and doing multiplication and division. The appropriateness of finger calculation with children in the sensory motor and preoperational stages of development is noted, and the approach's ability to enhance…
Descriptors: Computation, Elementary Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mild Mental Retardation
Reys, Barbara – 1982
Parents have many opportunities every day to develop, nurture, and refine their children's mathematics skills. This pamphlet was designed to help parents become aware of these opportunities and to encourage them to participate in their children's learning process. Estimation is the skill of making a reasonably accurate guess and is prominently…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Estimation (Mathematics), Guidelines