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Disinger, John F. – School Science and Mathematics, 1984
Reports on the outcomes of six national and two international conferences attempting to set guidelines for the continuing development of environmental education. Sponsors, issues addressed, and a summary of the results are included. Comments on the outcome of the 1978 Leadership Conference are also included. (JM)
Descriptors: College Science, Conferences, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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Williams, W. Virginia – School Science and Mathematics, 1988
Most mathematics anxiety has its roots in the teaching and teachers of mathematics. Because people generally are not math anxious before going to school, an examination of the previous statement proves to be well founded. This article reviews the literature and discusses different ways that teachers may help to prevent their students from becoming…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Females
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Mick, Harold W.; Sinicrope, Rose – School Science and Mathematics, 1989
Discussed is the meaning of the word "of" as is found in mathematical expressions that involve fractional numbers. The conceptual rather than numerical distinction is stressed. Teaching techniques regarding difficulties with this concept are suggested. (CW)
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Fractions
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House, Peggy A. – School Science and Mathematics, 1988
Discusses components of success for students, such as self-confidence, understanding, competence, communication, enthusiasm, significance, and persistence. Discusses components of success for teachers, such as student-centeredness, urgency, commitment, creativity, expectations, surprise, and self-direction. (YP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers
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Disinger, John F. – School Science and Mathematics, 1985
Discusses problems related to defining environmental education (EE), examining historical attempts to define EE and EE's forerunners and/or concurrent companions (including resource-use, progressive resource management, and population education). Indicates that although unanimity of agreement results from problems of communication and "turf…
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Definitions, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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Woerner, Janet J.; Stonehouse, Harold B. – School Science and Mathematics, 1988
This model is useful in identifying specific learning problems and in providing techniques for the teacher to motivate and teach students at all levels. What it is and how it can be used are discussed, illustrated by specific strategies for geometry and science. (MNS)
Descriptors: Geometry, Instruction, Learning Problems, Mathematics Instruction