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Perso, Thelma – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2009

In this paper, the author recommends that every teacher of mathematics should undertake an analysis using their own data. She further recommends that they reflect on the outcomes of their analysis and share it with colleagues. Teachers can look at an individual student's results, variations in results between student sub-groups in their classes,…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Numeracy, Mathematical Formulas, Mathematical Applications

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Fromhold, Albert T., Jr. – Mathematics Teacher, 2005

The method of integration by parts is one of the most useful in integral calculus. Among the most important applications is the integration of differentials involving products, differentials in involving logarithms, and differentials involving inverse circular functions.

Descriptors: Geometric Concepts, Calculus, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Education

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Vennebush, G. Patrick – Mathematics Teacher, 2004

Media Clips aims to offer readers contemporary, authentic applications of quantitative reasoning based on print or electronic media. Clips may be in text or graphic format, and clip sources may be either print or electronic media.

Descriptors: Mathematical Applications, Educational Media, Instructional Materials, Mathematics Skills

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Green, Roger A.; Snyder, Laura A. – Mathematics Teacher, 2000

Explains that primitive living structures furnish real-world problems that are solvable using mathematics and computer-modeling techniques. (KHR)

Descriptors: Ethnomathematics, Geometric Concepts, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mathematical Applications

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McComas, Kim Krusen – Mathematics Teacher, 2000

Discusses the parallels between Klein's position at the forefront of a movement to reform mathematics education and that of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' (NCTM) Standards. Draws a picture of Klein as an important historical figure who saw equal importance in studying pure mathematics, applying mathematics, and teaching…

Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Functions (Mathematics), Geometry

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Litwiller, Bonnie H; Duncan, David R. – Mathematics Teacher, 1979

A discussion is given on the probability of winning at the game of craps. Variations are discussed in terms of probabilities. (MP)

Descriptors: Games, Learning Activities, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics

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Swetz, Frank J. – Mathematics Teacher, 1993

Reviews the early nineteenth-century American arithmetic textbook, "The Columbian Arithmetician." Examines the book for the societal importance of arithmetic, the audience to which the textbook was directed, the methods of learning mathematics, and samples of mathematical applications in the problems. (MDH)

Descriptors: Archives, Arithmetic, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Education

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D'Augustine, Charles H. – Mathematics Teacher, 1989

Discussed is a high school mathematics curriculum for students pursuing majors in collegiate business programs. Proposed are different emphases in the curriculum by different career fields such as audit manager, marketing manager, and production manager. (YP)

Descriptors: Business Education, Course Content, Courses, Mathematical Applications

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Lichtenberg, Donovan R. – Mathematics Teacher, 1988

Reports 17 recommendations that focus primarily on curriculum in grades 11-13 for students who take a four-year college-preparatory program. Appropriate curricular patterns for students who are intending to pursue careers that depend on mathematics are indicated. (PK)

Descriptors: Algebra, Calculators, Calculus, College Mathematics

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Hadley, William S. – Mathematics Teacher, 1992

Presents and discusses assumptions for a general-mathematics problem-solving curriculum that incorporate the belief that all students can do algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, that mathematics must be presented in problem situations, and that students should work cooperatively. Worksheets provide exemplary problem-solving activities. (MDH)

Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Group Activities

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Tuttle, Jerome E. – Mathematics Teacher, 1990

Discussed are some applications of mathematics involved in actuarial science which may be taught in high school mathematics classes. Described are the importance of approximate solutions, multiple answers, and selling the solution to a problem. (CW)

Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Learning Strategies, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Curriculum

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Gawronski, Jane D. – Mathematics Teacher, 1981

The need for the instruction of computer literacy in schools is advocated, along with programing courses beyond this basic level. (MP)

Descriptors: Basic Skills, Computer Science Education, Computers, Educational Change

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Mathematics Teacher, 1979

This essay concentrates on those aspects of music that can be classified as purely mathematical or musical form, and is restricted to secondary-level concepts. (MP)

Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics, Mathematics Education

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Gough, John – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 1981

Traditional mathematics curriculum is unsuitable for gifted children. Computing, statistics, operations research, and logic are suggested as suitable new topics. (MP)

Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Computer Oriented Programs, Curriculum Development, Educational Change

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Howson, A. G.; And Others – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 1988

This article announces a study by the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI) concerning the public image of mathematics and mathematicians. Discusses the general frameworks, features, and methods of the popularization of mathematics. (YP)

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematical Applications, Mathematicians, Mathematics

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