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Berman, Barbara; Friederwitzer, Fredda J. – School Science and Mathematics, 1983
It is viewed understandable that many teachers consider fractions one of the most difficult mathematical topics to teach. School experiences need careful planning to include sequential activities which develop accurate concepts, and concepts are thought best developed by activities which move along the concrete-to-abstract continuum. (MP)
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Fractions
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Berlin, Donna F., Ed. – School Science and Mathematics, 1990
Discusses the need for curricular and instructional integration of science and mathematics. Describes some reports supporting integration and some curriculum projects that include integration. (YP)
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Harty, Harold; And Others – School Science and Mathematics, 1988
Investigates superintendents' needs in mathematics and science instruction. Used was a Likert-type questionnaire covering teacher quality, teacher supply, minority access, materials and equipment, and curriculum for non-academic students. A follow-up telephone survey examined the types of materials and equipment most needed. (YP)
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Curriculum
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Streibel, Michael J. – School Science and Mathematics, 1983
The kind of learning experience provided by the LOGO programing language, its efficiency as a learning tool within the school curriculum, and the role of the teacher in the LOGO environment are each discussed. (MNS)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Learning Theories
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Flener, Frederick – School Science and Mathematics, 1984
An overview of education in England is given first, as a prelude to discussing why it was difficult to identify practices that could easily transfer to mathematics teaching in the United States. What the author learned about mathematics instruction in primary schools is then discussed. (MNS)
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Kurtz, V. R.; And Others – School Science and Mathematics, 1990
This special issue contains a collection of 2 editorials and 15 articles concerning the Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for Mathematics which were produced by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics in 1989. Sections include "Background,""Implementation,""Issues," and "Reactions." (CW)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Curriculum
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McGinty, Robert L.; And Others – School Science and Mathematics, 1986
Textbook analyses for 1924, 1944, and 1984, suggest that the mathematics program regressed in expectations for students. The number of word problems in fifth-grade books has decreased and the amount of drill problems increased. (MNS)
Descriptors: Drills (Practice), Educational Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Ball, Stanley – School Science and Mathematics, 1985
The learning potential of Logo programing language is discussed. Observations of students in kindergarten and first grade interacting with a sequence of Logo activities led to the development of nine benchmarks. (MNS)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Geometric Concepts
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Lester, Frank K., Jr. – School Science and Mathematics, 1982
Some important issues related to teaching problem solving in the elementary grades are addressed, with particular emphasis on the intermediate grades. Presents one point of view and some specific questions often raised by teachers who wish to incorporate problem solving into the mathematics program. (MP)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics