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Arrowood, Janet C. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2004
Practical examples from everyday life, spanning personal financial matters to traveling and even cooking conversions are the lessons offered in this useful guide. The vast majority of older students and adults who come to America come from countries that use the metric system. Learning a new system for measuring, telling time, and so forth is…
Descriptors: Symbols (Mathematics), Statistics, Writing Skills, Teaching Methods
D'Emidio-Caston, Marianne – 1993
This paper describes a simulation activity, which was coupled with Confluent/Gestalt meta-processing, that was designed to address the affective component of a mathematics procedures class for preservice teachers. The activity consisted of an explanation and demonstration for teacher educators. It is argued that a reconstruction of disposition…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Attitude Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Gestalt Therapy
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Kirkby, Dave – Mathematics in School, 1987
Described are a variety of mathematical games that can be played on a chess board and using either chess pieces or counters that move according to chess-piece moves. (RH)
Descriptors: Educational Games, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Eperson, D. B. – Mathematics in School, 1987
Presents a variety of mathematics activities for students to solve. Sections are included on geometrical dissection, prime numbers, trigonometry, and number concepts. (RH)
Descriptors: Geometry, Mathematical Enrichment, Mathematical Logic, Mathematics Instruction
Connecticut State Board of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Research, Planning, and Evaluation. – 1984
This booklet provides a brief overview of the Connecticut ninth-grade proficiency test by listing the skills to be assessed on the test. Sample questions exemplifying each skill are also included. Areas assessed include: (1) basic writing skills in the language arts (mechanics of written expression, composing and organizing skills, and library…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Educational Assessment, Grade 9, Junior High Schools
Miller, Elizabeth B. – 1996
This directory is the second in an annual series of Internet guides for educators and librarians, and provides tips on access to, as well as addresses for, online resources that support the K-12 curriculum and supplement school library core collections. The listings in the catalog are limited to free and frequently updated resources; over 300 new…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Annotated Bibliographies, Art, Computer Science
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Woodrow, Janice E. J. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1992
Fourteen computer-generated teaching and planning resources are presented to illustrate how non-computer-literate teachers can acquire computer skills and how computer-literate teachers can improve their use of available resources. Each included resource, ranging from simple presentation to complex proposal, was produced on a Macintosh computer…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Design, Editing, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education
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Graham, D. M. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1989
Provides some significant figure rules used in chemistry including the general theoretical basis; logarithms and antilogarithms; exponentiation (with exactly known exponents); sines and cosines; and the extreme value rule. (YP)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Exponents (Mathematics), Functions (Mathematics)