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Bishop, Alan J. – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 1989
Describes the understanding, nature, and meaning of mathematical culture and the implications of mathematical culture for mathematics education. (YP)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Cultural Influences, Cultural Traits, Higher Education
Beattie, John – PRISE Reporter, 1987
This issue of the newsletter focuses on the teaching of mathematics to mildly handicapped students. The feature article reviews the theory of generalization and its application to specific practices in teaching arithmetic. A set of six-step guidelines is offered for the teacher to follow in ensuring that generalization of arithmetic skills takes…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Diagnostic Tests, Educational Research, Elementary School Mathematics
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Teles, Elizabeth, Ed.; And Others – College Mathematics Journal, 1990
Reviewed are two computer software packages for Macintosh microcomputers including "Phase Portraits," an exploratory graphics tool for studying first-order planar systems; and "MacMath," a set of programs for exploring differential equations, linear algebra, and other mathematical topics. Features, ease of use, cost, availability, and hardware…
Descriptors: Algebra, College Mathematics, Computer Software Reviews, Computer Uses in Education
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Bitter, Gary G., Ed. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1990
Reviewed are two microcomputer software packages which may be useful in mathematics education: "Hands-On Math Volume 3," and "MathCAD 2.5." Listed are the educational level, hardware requirements, package contents, cost, and availability. Discussed are the functions, applications, strengths and weaknesses of each package. (CW)
Descriptors: Computation, Computer Assisted Design, Computer Graphics, Computer Software Reviews
Lazoricek, Frank – 1987
This resource guide is designed to assist educators by identifying materials that will develop the skills tested on the mathematics section of the New Jersey High School Proficiency Test (HSPT). Major sections included are: (1) "Introduction" (describing background information on the HSPT and format of this guide); (2) "Mathematics…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Software Reviews, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bitter, Gary G., Ed. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1990
Reviews three computer software: (1) "Elastic Lines: The Electronic Geoboard" on elementary geometry; (2) "Wildlife Adventures: Whales" on environmental science; and (3) "What Do You Do with a Broken Calculator?" on computation and problem solving. Summarizes the descriptions, strengths and weaknesses, and…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Computer Software, Computer Software Evaluation
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Bitter, Gary G., Ed. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1989
Reviews three software packages: (1) "Physics," tutorial, grades 11-12, Macintosh; (2) "Hands On Math: Volume I," interactive math exploration/simulation of manipulatives use, grades K-7, Apple II; and (3) "A.I.: An Experience with Artificial Intelligence," simulation, grades 5-12, Apple II. (MVL)
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Graphics, Computer Simulation, Computer Software Reviews
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Birk, James P., Ed. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1989
Describes two computer programs for chemistry: (1) "A Microcomputer Simulation of Fractal Electrodeposition" (provides for the study of fractal aggregrates, BASIC 4.0); and (2) "Counters on Grids" (a game to illustrate the distribution of energy). Notes the programs are available from the authors. (MVL)
Descriptors: Chemical Equilibrium, Chemistry, College Science, Computer Games