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Williams, Nancy B.; Wynne, Brian D. – Mathematics Teacher, 2000

Describes a project that utilizes journal writing in the mathematics classroom. Journals are a valuable form of assessment for students and teachers and furnish concrete feedback on a student's understanding of a mathematical concept. (ASK)

Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Journal Writing, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction

Daily, Nancy Lee; Swain, Letitia Price; Huysman, Mary; Tarrant, Cynthia – English Journal, 2010

Recently the authors completed a course designed to expand and deepen their knowledge about America's consumerocracy and the methods that give it the immense power it has. As a result of their reading and shared thinking in this course, Teaching Adolescents in a Consumer Society, they feel strongly motivated and better prepared to craft…

Descriptors: Secondary Education, Curriculum Development, Adolescents, Life Style

Sobel, Max A., Ed. – 1988

This collection of readings is primarily addressed to the teachers of the academically talented in mathematics. The readings touch upon a variety of topics, with a special focus on problem solving, applications and mathematical structure. The introductory article discusses the role of enrichment in teaching mathematics. The remaining four sections…

Descriptors: Class Activities, Clubs, Enrichment, Enrichment Activities

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Imai, Toshihiro – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2000

Aims to find the influence of overcoming fixation in mathematical problem-solving towards divergent thinking in open-ended mathematics problems. Presents findings from an investigation of Japanese junior high school students. Reports that students who can overcome fixation in mathematics can contribute varied and original ideas in open-ended…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Junior High Schools, Mathematics Education, Problem Solving

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Winicki-Landman, Greisy; Leikin, Roza – For the Learning of Mathematics, 2000

Addresses the concept of mathematical definition as well as the definitions of different mathematics concepts. Focuses on the possibility of defining a mathematical concept in several ways based on logical relationships between different mathematical statements related to the concept. The choice of one of these statements as definitional plays a…

Descriptors: Definitions, Geometric Concepts, Learning, Mathematics Education

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Silver, Jennifer Williams – Mathematics Teacher, 1999

Reports the results of a survey of mathematicians about their teaching background, pedagogical philosophy, and degree to which they use discovery methods and expressive writing assignments, including journal writing, creating mathematical word problems, and writing term papers. Concludes that, although the majority favor a combination of discovery…

Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Innovation, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers

Suydam, Marilyn N., Ed.; Kasten, Margaret L., Ed. – Investigations in Mathematics Education, 1988

This publication is an abstracted compilation of 11 investigations. The information includes purpose, rationale, research design and procedures, findings, interpretations, abstractor's comments, previous research, procedure and statistical methods, and further research. Contained within are: (1) "Gender-Based Differential Item Performance in…

Descriptors: Arithmetic, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Science, Computer Uses in Education

Suydam, Marilyn N., Ed.; Kasten, Margaret L., Ed. – Investigations in Mathematics Education, 1988

This publication is a compilation of abstracts and critical comments for 12 published investigations in mathematics education. Information for each study includes: purpose; rationale; research design and procedures; findings; and interpretations. For each study also, abstractor's comments provide a brief critique. The 12 studies are: (1)…

Descriptors: Arithmetic, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Science, Computer Uses in Education

Dougherty, Barbara J. – 2002

This book introduces journal-writing prompts in mathematics for Algebra I. Content prompts, attitudinal or affective prompts, and process prompts are presented. Each of the content prompts relates or connects topics within and outside of mathematics, targeting important or meaningful concepts and skills. The content prompts also provide situations…

Descriptors: Algebra, Attitudes, Concept Formation, Educational Change

Dougherty, Barbara J.; Simmons, Jenny – 2002

This book introduces journal-writing prompts in mathematics for geometry. Content prompts, attitudinal or affective prompts, and process prompts are presented. Each of the content prompts relates or connects topics within and outside of mathematics, targeting important or meaningful concepts and skills. The content prompts also provide situations…

Descriptors: Attitudes, Concept Formation, Educational Change, Geometry

Malmstrom, Jay A. – 1997

This paper describes six tricks on different mathematical concepts for mathematics classrooms. The mathematical concepts emphasized in these activities include arithmetic, modular arithmetic, limit cycles, graph theory, pairings, combinatorics, cyclic groups, induction, and sequences. (ASK)

Descriptors: Arithmetic, Higher Education, Induction, Learning Activities

Campbell, Paul J.; Grinstein, Louise S. – 1988

The changing role of mathematics in society may require a different mathematics curriculum in the schools. Curriculum builders work constructing pieces of the new mathematics curriculum. To last, this new curriculum must be based on a foundation of experience and research. This book provides access to that foundation for secondary schools and…

Descriptors: Algebra, Calculus, College Mathematics, Computer Software

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Kelley, Loretta – Mathematics Teacher, 2000

Discusses the benefits of learning the history of mathematics and how it can be useful in teaching as well as interesting. Provides information on how to put mathematics in its historical context, show the interaction of mathematics with cultures, and shed light on the teaching and learning of mathematics. (Contains 25 references.) (ASK)

Descriptors: Mathematics Activities, Mathematics History, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary Education

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Wardrop, Heather – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 1993

Describes an action research project using Language for Understanding across the Curriculum to help year-seven students in a mathematics problem-solving unit. Strategies included unpacking the question, modeling the writing process, learning journals, glossaries, classroom charts, and the Newman Questioning Technique. Ability to explain…

Descriptors: Action Research, Content Area Writing, Grade 7, Language Impairments

Hirsch, Christian R., Ed.; Zweng, Marilyn J., Ed. – 1985

Recommendations that the curriculum needs to be restructured to better meet the mathematical needs of a diverse student population in a society increasingly dominated by technology are addressed in this yearbook. It attempts to chart new curricular directions for high school mathematics in terms of content, organization, and priorities, and also…

Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation, Educational Philosophy