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Whitin, David J.; Wilde, Sandra – 1995
Suggesting that children's literature has a powerful role to play in restoring story to the teaching and learning of mathematics, this book shows how stories are natural invitations for learners to explore the mathematics of their own lives and the lives of others. Each chapter of the book explores books on a given topic and gives some examples of…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Education
Hess, Adrien L. – 1977
This handbook is designed as a guide for teachers and students in choosing and developing mathematics projects, from simple demonstrations of mathematical problems or principles that the teacher has assigned as classroom learning experiences to complex, sophisticated exhibits, intended for entrance in fairs and competitions. The use of projects to…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Mathematics Education
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Schwartz, Richard H. – Journal of Geography, 1983
Geography teachers can use mathematics to teach fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students about critical global issues. Five sample problems concerning population, poverty, waste, the arms race, and hunger are presented. The global issue related to each problem is discussed, and the solution and mathematical skill are provided. (RM)
Descriptors: Disarmament, Geography Instruction, Global Approach, Hunger
Thraikill, Colleen – Teaching Pre K-8, 1994
Describes how one second-grade teacher opened the way to an understanding of mathematical concepts for her students by opening some favorite children's books. Four specific titles along with the mathematical skills they focus on and suggested teaching ideas are presented. Additional resources are included for each title. (BB)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Mathematics
Hess, Adrien L. – 1982
This updated handbook is designed as a guide for teachers and students in choosing and developing mathematics projects, from simple demonstrations of mathematical problems or principles that the teacher has assigned as classroom learning experiences to complex, sophisticated exhibits, intended for entries in fairs and competitions. The use of…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Discovery Learning, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities
Maletsky, Evan M., Ed.; Hirsch, Christian R., Ed. – 1981
This compilation of reprinted activities is organized into five sections around the following topics: computational skills, calculators, geometry, measurement, and problem solving. The "Activities" section has been a regular feature of the Mathematics Teacher since 1972, and space limitations prohibited the inclusion of all previously published…
Descriptors: Activities, Annotated Bibliographies, Calculators, Computation
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Bohning, Gerry; Williams, Rebecca – Childhood Education, 1997
Suggests that by making quilt squares with tangrams, children link geometry and children's literature. Provides background on quilts and tangrams, and provides guidelines for teachers. Points out that children gain communication and mathematical thinking skills as they manipulate and explore relationships among pieces. Contains an annotated…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Geometric Concepts, History Instruction, Integrated Activities
Summers, Gene F., Comp.; And Others – 1993
During an extensive search for college curricula focused on rural poverty, the Rural Sociological Society's Task Force on Persistent Rural Poverty identified only a dozen such courses being taught in the United States today. This guidebook provides professors and instructors with a conveniently organized set of sample syllabi and instructional…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Course Descriptions, Courses, Higher Education
Townsend, Robert D., Comp. – 1981
Focusing specifically on the wastewater treatment process of anaerobic digestion, this document identifies instructional and reference materials for use by professionals in the field in the development and implementation of new programs or in the updating of existing programs. It is designed to help trainers, plant operators, educators, engineers,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Job Skills, Job Training, Postsecondary Education
Singer, Arlene – 1980
This guide outlines a one semester Option Y course, which has seven learner objectives. The course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the concerns and methods of statistics, and to equip them to deal with the many statistical matters of importance to society. Topics covered include graphs and charts, collection and…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Cognitive Objectives, Course Objectives, Instructional Materials
Coxford, Arthur; And Others – 1977
This document consists of two major parts. The first, titled Initial Comments, discusses the motivation for creating this material, provides a list of minimal characteristics in calculators for various educational levels, notes a number of basic assumptions on calculator use, and discusses curriculum concerns regarding effects of calculators. The…
Descriptors: Calculators, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment Activities
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Brown, Ronald A. – School Science and Mathematics, 1991
A nonmajors course entitled Ideas and Concepts in Physics that surveys the conception and development of ideas in classical and modern physics is described. Details of the syllabus and suggestions for incorporating an historical approach into the physics curriculum on both the precollege and college levels are provided. A bibliography of materials…
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Critical Thinking, Higher Education
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Dowd, Frances – Journal of Geography, 1990
Identifies the problem of geographic literacy. Suggests the integration of geography instruction with other subject areas of the curriculum. Provides an annotated bibliography of fictional children's literature that can be utilized to teach geographic concepts. Presents methods of integration and classroom activities on geography. (RW)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature, Class Activities