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Nicely, Robert F., Jr., Ed.; Sigmund, Thomas F., Ed. – 1988

One of the strengths of the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics (PCTM) is that it gives mathematicians and mathematics educators the opportunity to exchange and contribute to each other's professional growth. The topic for each yearbook is chosen to coincide with the annual PCTM meeting. This 1988 yearbook contains 27 articles which…

Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Artificial Intelligence, Calculus, College Mathematics

California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Curriculum Framework and Textbook Development Unit. – 1992

This document builds on the foundation laid by the 1985 edition of the "Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools" to describe the structure and organization of instructional programs that address the goal of developing mathematical power for all students. An introduction discusses the nature of the proposed reform and the…

Descriptors: Academic Standards, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development

Hanson, Marjorie – 1986

Reviews of relevant research on the application of operations research and statistics that appeared prior to 1980 are compared with those appearing in the early 1980s. In summary, both explicit and implicit users of mathematics in educational administration see it as a tool that essentially brings order and generalizability to administrative data.…

Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Creative Thinking, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education

California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. – 1987

This document has been written to relate to the "Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten through Grade Twelve" published in 1985. Part 1 of the document provides a brief summary of important characteristics of a strong elementary mathematics program. Part 2 of the document presents a portrait of a desired…

Descriptors: Algebra, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Functions (Mathematics)

Nicely, Robert F., Jr., Ed.; Sigmund, Thomas F., Ed. – 1987

One of the strengths of the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics (PCTM) is that it gives mathematicians and mathematics educators the opportunity to exchange and contribute to each other's professional growth. The topic for each yearbook is chosen to coincide with the annual PCTM meeting. This 1987 yearbook contains 14 articles which…

Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Business Education, Calculus, College Mathematics

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Shea, James Herbert – Journal of Geological Education, 1990

Investigated was the mathematical content of 15 college-level physical-geology textbooks published in the period 1980-90. A list of textbooks is provided. Methods, comparisons with other fields of science, and the treatment of specific geological concepts are discussed. (CW)

Descriptors: College Science, Earth Science, Geology, Higher Education

Wirszup, Izaak, Ed.; Streit, Robert, Ed. – 1987

Reported in this conference proceedings are educational activities related to mathematics education from several countries. The conference was devoted primarily to two major topics closely connected with the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project (UCSMP): (1) Development of an applications-oriented mathematics curriculum for all…

Descriptors: Computers, Educational Trends, Elementary School Mathematics, Innovation

Corvallis School District 509J, OR. – 1986

This guide is directed toward school districts that wish to become involved in an integrated vocational education and mathematics skills program and plan to incorporate a mathematics equivalency credit option. The guide contains materials that can be used to conduct three workshops for teachers on integrated mathematics-vocational courses. The…

Descriptors: Check Lists, Classroom Techniques, Course Content, Course Organization

Fazio, Lisa; Siegler, Robert – UNESCO International Bureau of Education, 2011

Students around the world have difficulties in learning about fractions. In many countries, the average student never gains a conceptual knowledge of fractions. This research guide provides suggestions for teachers and administrators looking to improve fraction instruction in their classrooms or schools. The recommendations are based on a…

Descriptors: Class Activities, Learning Activities, Teaching Methods, Numbers

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Mitchell, Charles E. – Mathematics Teacher, 1990

Describes projects focusing on needs of business and industry and the preparation of high school graduates to meet these needs. Discusses some areas of mathematics that teachers and employers thought were neglected in the current curriculum. (YP)

Descriptors: Job Skills, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics, Mathematics Curriculum

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA. – 1987

This is a project of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) designed to assist leaders in mathematics education who conduct in-service programs for teachers. Six conferences were held at sites across the country during the summers of 1986 and 1987. Approximately 25 different 3-member teams consisting of school and college leaders…

Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Courseware, Elementary School Mathematics

Ratliff, Michael I.; Williams, Raymond E. – 1989

Recently there has been increased interest related to the Actuarial Science field. An actuary is a business professional who uses mathematical skills to define, analyze, and solve financial and social problems. This paper examines: (1) the interface between Statistical and Actuarial Science training; (2) statistical courses corresponding to…

Descriptors: Career Planning, College Mathematics, Course Content, Courses

Crosby, Richard K. – 1987

This guide was prepared to assist in determining the mathematics that should be included in drafting, electricity, electronics, and machine shop programs. Information for the guide was obtained by asking teachers from every postsecondary vocational school in Kentucky to respond to a questionnaire listing mathematics competencies for their…

Descriptors: Competence, Competency Based Education, Drafting, Educational Needs

Dependents Schools (DOD), Washington, DC. Pacific Region. – 1989

This booklet contains all of the information necessary to conduct and administer the annual Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DODDS) Pacific Region Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at the school level. Students are invited to conduct original experimental research in the sciences, mathematics, humanities and computer applications…

Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Guidelines, Humanities, Mathematical Applications

Glatzer, David J.; Choate, Stuart A. – 1992

This handbook is intended to provide mathematics curriculum leaders and supervisors with discussion and related activities central to a presentation of algebra for teachers of students with a history of lower academic achievement and who are part of our underserved populations. The handbook: (1) deals with general algebra activities; (2) focuses…

Descriptors: Addition, Algebra, Educational Objectives, Enrichment Activities

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