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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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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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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