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Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory NWREL, 2005

This document provides paraeducators with an opportunity to enhance their knowledge of the content and pedagogy of elementary mathematics. The module serves two purposes: To increase the mathematical proficiency of participating paraprofessionals by engaging them in mathematical activities that are relevant to elementary mathematics. Activities in…

Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Number Concepts, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction

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'Andrea, Vaneeta; Gosling, David – Open University Press, 2005

The emergence of the discourse around learning and teaching is one of the more remarkable phenomena of the last decade in higher education. Increasingly, universities are being required to pay greater attention to improving teaching and enhancing student learning. This book will help universities and colleges achieve these goals through an…

Descriptors: Student Experience, Higher Education, Educational Objectives, Teacher Improvement

Suydam, Marilyn N. – 1981

Non-commercial investigator-developed tests and other instruments to assess mathematical instruction, reported in journals, dissertations, and ERIC documents from 1974 through mid-1981, are listed. For approximately 90 instruments, information on content, format, sample, reliability, correlations, and validity is included, as well as references.…

Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Annotated Bibliographies, Attitude Measures, Cognitive Tests

Mathematical Association of America, Washington, DC. – 1983

This report is intended to give an indication of the variety of careers available to persons with interest and preparation in the mathematical sciences. Each part focuses on a particular class of professions, with necessary training as well as the character of the work and general conditions of employment described. Parts I through V deal with…

Descriptors: Career Choice, College Mathematics, Employment Opportunities, Higher Education

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Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. – 1975

The purposes of this booklet are to acquaint both mathematics teachers and reading teachers with some skills which students need for effectively reading the language of mathematics and to provide sample activities which may be used as an integral part of the mathematics class, in an effort to help students develop those skills. Since mathematics…

Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Context Clues, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics

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Roberts, Tamsin – For the Learning of Mathematics, 1998

Discusses the need for mathematical registers in aboriginal languages and presents some mathematics and language examples. Outlines information on the choices which can be made and the possible consequences for the language in making those choices. Contains 24 references. (ASK)

Descriptors: Australian Aboriginal Languages, Discourse Analysis, Discourse Modes, Elementary Secondary Education

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Mathematics Teacher, 1980

Practical tips on the teaching of various secondary mathematics topics are given. Topics include geometric concepts related to circles, mathematical properties and procedures illustrated with a scrabble game, and the limit concept and infinity. (MK)

Descriptors: Educational Games, Geometric Concepts, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction

Johnson, Judy; And Others – 1977

This guide deals with the total mathematics education program from K through grade 12. The primary focus is on the philosophy of mathematics education and deals with topics such as: teaching strategies, learning theory, problem solving, calculators, classroom management techniques, and staff development. Basic mathematics content strands serve as…

Descriptors: Activity Units, Curriculum Guides, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education

Countryman, Joan – Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal, 1995

Discusses the differences in school mathematics and real mathematics and how these differences affect students' attitudes towards mathematics. (ASK)

Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education, Relevance (Education), Student Attitudes

Zheng, Yuxin – Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal, 1994

Uses the modern development of mathematics education in the United States as background for the analysis of the influence of mathematics philosophy on mathematics education. Discusses the problem of how to develop the subject of philosophy of mathematics education, regarded as an impetus from mathematics education, to the further development of…

Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Psychology, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education

Mathematical Association of America, Berkeley, CA. Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics. – 1983

This document presents the latest set of recommendations on the mathematical preparation of elementary and secondary school teachers developed by the Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics (CUPM) of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). The introduction notes the background for the recommendations, and states that they are…

Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Elementary School Teachers, Guidelines, Mathematics Curriculum

Cosler, Norma, Ed. – 1974

This booklet, developed by the Oregon Vo-Tech Math Project, contains a series of mathematical problems related to vocations in agriculture. The mathematical topics on which problems are based include whole numbers; fractions; decimals; percent; use of formulas; charts and graphs; ratio and proportion; solution of equations; perimeter, area, and…

Descriptors: Agriculture, Algebra, Geometry, Individualized Instruction

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Travis, David L. – Mathematics and Computer Education, 1983

A student noticed an interesting fact about the base two numerals for perfect numbers. Mathematical explanations for some questions are given. (MNS)

Descriptors: College Mathematics, Computers, Higher Education, Mathematics

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Arithmetic Teacher, 1980

Three short essays provide teaching suggestions for lessons on base two, order of operations, and ratios used to motivate a number of mathematical ideas. (MK)

Descriptors: Algorithms, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education