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Swetz, Frank – Mathematics Teacher, 1971
Descriptors: Algebra, Chinese Culture, Curriculum Development, Geometry
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Swetz, Frank – Mathematics Teacher, 1979
The NCTM delegation's visit to the People's Republic of China in the fall of 1977 is described. Mathematics education in China is presented in terms of mathematical content taught. (MK)
Descriptors: Chinese, Chinese Culture, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Swetz, Frank – Mathematics Teacher, 1980
Magic circles, number puzzles somewhat more complex than magic squares, are described and discussed. (MK)
Descriptors: Chinese, Mathematical Enrichment, Mathematics Instruction, Number Concepts
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Swetz, Frank – Mathematics Teacher, 1989
Discusses the use of mathematical modeling. Describes types, examples, and importance of mathematical models. (YP)
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Mathematical Formulas, Mathematical Models, Mathematics Curriculum
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Swetz, Frank – Mathematics Teacher, 1972
A summary of the contents of a Chinese mathematics book written in the third century. (MM)
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Comparative Education, Content Analysis, Geometry
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Swetz, Frank – Mathematics Teacher, 1991
Following a brief historical review of the mechanism of mathematical modeling, examples are included that associate a mathematical model with given data (changes in sea level) and that model a real-life situation (process of parallel parking). Also provided is the rationale for the curricular implementation of mathematical modeling. (JJK)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Mathematical Applications, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematical Enrichment
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Swetz, Frank – Mathematics Teacher, 1973
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum, History, Instruction
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Swetz, Frank – Mathematics Teacher, 1978
The origin of the magic square, its numerical concepts, and some procedures for its construction are discussed. (JT)
Descriptors: History, Mathematical Enrichment, Number Concepts, Numbers
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Goldberg, Julius; Swetz, Frank – Mathematics Teacher, 1977
The philosophy and methodology of mathematics testing in the USSR are considered. (DT)
Descriptors: Achievement, Comparative Education, Instruction, International Education
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Swetz, Frank – Mathematics Teacher, 1977
An algebraic-geometric solution technique used by the ancient Chinese is examined. (DT)
Descriptors: Algebra, Geometry, Instruction, Mathematics