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Keitel, Christine, Ed.; And Others – 1989
This document contains reports and papers from a conference focusing on the political dimension of mathematics education. The program was organized around four large themes: (1) "Mathematics Education and Culture" based on 13 papers; (2) "Society and Institutionalized Mathematics Education" based on 41 papers; (3) "Educational Institutions and the…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Culture, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnomathematics
Adult, Community, and Further Education Board, Melbourne (Australia). – 1997
This information sheet describes Numeracy and Mathematics, one of four streams or subject areas offered in the Certificates in General Education for Adults (CGEA) in Australia. The learning outcomes are organized into four different categories or domains according to different purposes and functions of using mathematics: numeracy for practical…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Educational Certificates, Evaluation Criteria
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Franzblau, Deborah S. – Primus, 1992
Details the planning and the outcomes for an undergraduate seminar course that introduced students to journal articles and graduate level texts pertaining to theoretical computer science. Included are useful guides for students that provide basic techniques for reading mathematical papers, and that lead students through the process of generating…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Mathematics, Computer Science, Higher Education
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Skovsmose, Ole – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1990
Discusses the possibility of the development of the content and form of mathematical education as a tool of democratization in both school and society. Summarizes the social argument and the pedagogical argument of democratization. Analyzes the concept "democratic competence" to create materials at the same time open and empowering. (Author/YP)
Descriptors: Democracy, Democratic Values, Epistemology, Hidden Curriculum
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Smith, Robert – Mathematics in School, 1989
Explores mathematical methods children use to find answers for themselves. Describes some methods used for multiplication and subtraction problems. (YP)
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Cognitive Processes, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
Robitaille, David F. – 1989
This document contains 15 papers selected from 47 papers presented at a theme group of the Sixth International Congress on Mathematical Education. The papers included have been divided into four groups. The first group consists of a survey paper, which discusses the history of assessment and evaluation. The second section consists of six papers…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Assessment, Elementary School Mathematics
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Anderson, S. E. – Journal of Negro Education, 1990
Contends that institutionalized Eurocentric curricula constantly reinforce racial and sexual inferiority complexes among people of color and women. Calls for the incorporation of world mathematical and scientific history and knowledge in the curriculum. Describes a radical pedagogy encouraging minority students to feel positive and self-assured…
Descriptors: Black Students, College Mathematics, Equal Education, Higher Education
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Monaghan, John – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2000
Algebraic calculators with symbolic manipulation capabilities are tools in some classrooms for 14-19 year olds, and their use in learning and teaching mathematics is likely to increase over time. Explains the reports of government-initiated working groups that consider the implications of their use in academic mathematics examinations for…
Descriptors: Algebra, Calculators, Evaluation, Foreign Countries
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Kramer, Pamela E.; Lehman, Sheila – Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 1990
Finds that computer and mathematics avoidance among women is the result of attitudes, expectations, and discrimination. Present-day creative computing relies upon skills not limited to those with a math and science orientation, and should prove a rewarding occupation to women. (DM)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Career Development, Computer Science Education, Computers
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Laubenbacher, Reinhard C.; Pengelley, David J. – American Mathematical Monthly, 1992
Describes the history of five selected problems from mathematics that are included in an undergraduate honors course designed to utilize original sources for demonstrating the evolution of ideas developed in solving these problems: area and the definite integral, the beginnings of set theory, solutions of algebraic equations, Fermat's last…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Development, College Mathematics, Concept Formation
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Gentile, J. Ronald; Monaco, Nanci M. – Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 1986
The range of problems associated with learned helplessness in mathematics is introduced through three hypothetical case studies. Then the basic theory of, the evidence for, and variables affecting learned helplessness are described. Issues of cure and prevention are discussed, and some suggestions are offered for teachers. (MNS)
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Helplessness, Mathematics Anxiety
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Palmer, Arthur N. – Journal of Geological Education, 1984
Recent trends related to the karst processes and the evolution of karst landscapes are discussed. The hydrochemical processes responsible for the origin of karst are expanded on to illustrate the present scope of karst studies. These geomorphological studies are combined with concepts and techniques from hydraulics, chemistry, and mathematics. (JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Geology, Higher Education, Literature Reviews
Adult, Community, and Further Education Board, Melbourne (Australia). – 1997
This information sheet describes General Curriculum Options, one of four streams or subject areas offered in the Certificates in General Education for Adults (CGEA) in Australia. The first seven learning outcomes are based on seven key competencies: collecting, analyzing, and organizing information; planning and organizing activities;…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Cultural Education, Data Analysis
Ladson-Billings, Gloria – 1994
This book highlights several individuals and programs that have been responsible for improving the academic achievement of African-American students. The author reports on the positive results of culturally conscious education and highlights eight teachers who, though they differ in personal style and methods, share an approach to teaching that…
Descriptors: Black Students, Classroom Communication, Cultural Education, Cultural Pluralism