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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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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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Ball, Deborah Loewenberg; Schroeder, Thomas L. – Mathematics Teacher, 1992
This article is the first in a series that connects the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics "Curriculum and Evaluation Standards" with the new document, "Professional Standards for Teaching Mathematics." The four focal components of the "Professional Teaching Standards" are given, followed by a deeper…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Educational Change, Educational Planning
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Coffield, Pamela W. – Mathematics Teacher, 1992
Mathematical enrichment involving writing and drawing activities are proposed as powerful instructional tools. Examples for the secondary mathematics classroom included here utilize poetry writing, daffynitions, sketching numerical witticisms, creating rebus and jumble puzzles, and drawing cartoons with fraction captions. (JJK)
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Mathematical Enrichment, Mathematics Education
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Dossey, John A. – Mathematics Teacher, 1988
This article is based on the 1987 presidential address to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The work of George Polya is used to draw conclusions about teaching and learning mathematics. (PK)
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning
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Ahl, David – Mathematics Teacher, 1981
Several computer games are reviewed with respect to how they might be used within the classroom. The games detailed represent "families" that progress from the introduction of a concept to advanced games that help develop it. (MP)
Descriptors: Computers, Educational Games, Games, Learning Activities
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Hansen, David W. – Mathematics Teacher, 1979
An investigation using the Pythagorean theorem, the area of a triangle, and some first-year algebra yields a relationship between the radii of inscribed and escribed circles. (MP)
Descriptors: Algebra, Analytic Geometry, Area, Geometry