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Michelow, Jaime S.; Vogeli, Bruce R. – School Science and Mathematics, 1978

The authors propose that electronic calculators can be perceived as function generators rather than mere computational aids and can be used to investigate function concepts such as domain, range, composition, inverse, correspondence and so on. (MN)

Descriptors: Activity Units, Calculators, Elementary Secondary Education, Instruction

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Mervis, Doris – School Science and Mathematics, 1978

Emphasis is placed on motivating children in problem solving situations by choosing effective questions and attractive unusual materials, considering the ability and frustration level of each child, and by utilizing the help and advice that is available to a teacher. (MN)

Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Instruction, Mathematics Education

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McAnarney, Harry – School Science and Mathematics, 1977

Suggests that individualized science curricula do not provide elementary school age children with the direction, diversity of experiences and depth of learning which they need. (CP)

Descriptors: Curriculum, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Individualized Instruction

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Henry, Loren L. – School Science and Mathematics, 1977

Instructional techniques are given for the use of calculators in (1) finding prime numbers, (2) solving trigonometric equations, and (3) solving polynomial equations. (CP)

Descriptors: Calculators, Computation, Electronic Equipment, Elementary School Mathematics

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Starr, Robert J. – School Science and Mathematics, 1977

Sixty low-ability eighth-grade students in two intact classes were given "modern mathematics" and traditional drill treatments. Results revealed no significant differences between groups on attitudes toward mathematics or mathematics achievement. (CP)

Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Instruction

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Webb, Leland F. – School Science and Mathematics, 1977

A concrete, intuitive means of representing division by fractions is presented. (CP)

Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Fractions, Instruction

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Hollander, Sheila K. – School Science and Mathematics, 1977

An analysis of sixth-grade students' problem solving found the process to be a series of behaviors for each of which an explanation can be elicited. Advocates that teachers use questioning and discussion techniques rather than a "right-wrong" approach to the evaluation of verbal arithmetic problems. (CP)

Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Instruction

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Hofman, Helenmarie H. – School Science and Mathematics, 1977

A total of 79 children, enrolled in 8-month treatments in a textbook series and a science course improvement program, were tested for their attitudes toward science, the scientific process and scientists. Few significant differences between groups and sexes were found. (CP)

Descriptors: Attitudes, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Research, Elementary Education

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De Vito, Alfred; And Others – School Science and Mathematics, 1977

Cites ways in which elementary school science may foster the development of healthy self-esteem in children. (CP)

Descriptors: Children, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers

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Davidson, Neil; And Others – School Science and Mathematics, 1978

The use of small groups of students (usually four members) as an alternative instructional unit is described. Classroom procedures, teacher role, instructional materials, pacing, and discipline associated with this arrangement are discussed. (CP)

Descriptors: Curriculum, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Grouping (Instructional Purposes)

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Uprichard, A. Edward; Collura, Carolyn – School Science and Mathematics, 1977

The goal was to help 7- and 8-year olds develop computational skills in addition and subtraction. Experimental groups received instruction emphasizing mathematical structure while control groups worked on drill activities. Results showed that emphasizing structure facilitated the development of number concepts, place value, and computational…

Descriptors: Addition, Basic Skills, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics

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Easterly, Nancy L.; Bennett, Roy M. – School Science and Mathematics, 1977

The game of Fractional Dominoes is illustrated. (DT)

Descriptors: Educational Games, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Fractions

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Nelson, Bess J. – School Science and Mathematics, 1977

Describes a 45-minute module to instruct elementary school teachers in teaching the metric system. (CS)

Descriptors: Elementary Education, Instruction, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities

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Downshen, Arlene Lucker – School Science and Mathematics, 1977

Organizing, storing, and using materials for classroom games are discussed. Materials and directions are listed for three strategy games, three whole number games, three fraction games, and three geometry games. (DT)

Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education

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Hug, John – School Science and Mathematics, 1977

Suggests methods for designing interdisciplinary team taught environmental courses, listing logical content and characteristics. Two case studies, one in consumer education and the other in environmental education, are used as examples of interdisciplinary teaching. (CS)

Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Environmental Education, Instruction, Integrated Curriculum