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Groth, Randall E.; Powell, Nancy N. – Mathematics Teacher, 2004

While helping high school students develop statistical thinking, teachers need to engage them in all phases of investigative cycle. Students should master some of the nonmathematical elements of the cycle involved in identifying a problem, creating a plan of attack and gathering necessary data.

Descriptors: High School Students, Student Research, Research Projects, Problem Solving

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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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Kimball, Mary Holt – Mathematics Teacher, 1990

Discussed are the problems faced by mathematics students who have limited English proficiency. Suggestions for teaching these students in the context of mathematics are provided. Cooperative learning strategies are stressed. (CW)

Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)

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Skiba, Aurelia E. – Mathematics Teacher, 1990

Discussed are experiences with students having mathematics anxiety. Describes how to increase the students' confidence and a method of guided practice. (YP)

Descriptors: Anxiety, Females, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Anxiety

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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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Marquis, June – Mathematics Teacher, 1989

This article discusses the problem of the high percentage of low grades in first-year algebra. Suggestions for structured class periods, homework, after-school sessions, and testing are provided. (YP)

Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction

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Schoen, Harold L. – Mathematics Teacher, 1989

This article introduces this series by discussing "Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics" as a catalyst for change at the local school level, describing some of the major themes underlying the standards, and providing tips for teachers. (YP)

Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction

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Usiskin, Zalman – Mathematics Teacher, 1987

Argues that first-year algebra should be taught in eighth grade. Outlines an algebra course that could provide average students with a working kowledge of algebra. Proposes that this would require students to have experiences with variables, equations, formulas, and graphs during previous years of study. (TW)

Descriptors: Algebra, Background, Course Content, Foreign Countries

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Waits, Bert K.; Demana, Franklin – Mathematics Teacher, 1988

Argues that before topics are added to or deleted from the traditional mathematics curriculum, it should be determined how technology can be used to teach that content. (PK)

Descriptors: Algebra, Calculators, Computer Graphics, Computer Software

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Mercer, Joseph – Mathematics Teacher, 1992

Raises and responds to questions about what and how to teach mathematics with the availability of calculators to all students. Discusses whether students need basic facts, mechanical skills, and knowledge of computational algorithms. Argues that students need to develop number sense and analytical skills using simple, symbolic, and graphing…

Descriptors: Algorithms, Basic Skills, Calculators, Elementary Secondary Education

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Waits, Bert K.; Demana, Franklin – Mathematics Teacher, 1992

Presented are two reasons discouraging computer symbol manipulation systems use in school mathematics at present: cost for computer laboratories or expensive pocket computers; and impracticality of exact solution representations. Although development with this technology in mathematics education advances, graphing calculators are recommended to…

Descriptors: Algebra, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Equations (Mathematics)

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Baker, Harold – Mathematics Teacher, 1992

Suggested are ways to improve the SAT and its face validity. Suggestions include greater emphasis on more-realistic problems, inclusion of realistic percent problems, modification of the multiple-choice format, and the use of the National Council of Mathematics "Curriculum and Evaluation Standards" as a guide to construct the test. (MDH)

Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Tests

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Braswell, James S. – Mathematics Teacher, 1992

Described are important changes that will be introduced in the mathematics sections of the new Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The three main changes are (1) permission to use calculators; (2) inclusion of open-ended questions; and (3) content revisions consistent with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics "Curriculum and Evaluation…

Descriptors: Calculators, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Skills

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Noble, A. Candace; Mullen, Kenneth B. – Mathematics Teacher, 1992

Presented is a summary of the actions taken by American College Testing in response to calls for reform in standardized testing. The areas of reform discussed are test development, test content, skills levels, test criteria, and new testing initiatives, such as alternative-response-format questions and calculator use. (MDH)

Descriptors: Calculators, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Skills

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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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