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Smart, James R. – School Science and Mathematics, 1982
The focus is on suggestions, with examples, for teaching estimation skills. Estimating can be a very enjoyable as well as a very useful part of mathematics, helping to improve attitudes of pupils toward the subject by providing success. Estimation is shown not to be synonymous with mental arithmetic. (MP)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Estimation (Mathematics), Instruction
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Kimmel, Howard – School Science and Mathematics, 1982
The needs of mathematics teachers who wish to provide relevance in their lessons, and the need to infuse energy topics into all disciplines in the curriculum at all grade levels, are addressed. It is felt children could be adversely impacted by present energy practice, and education is essential. (MP)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy, Energy Conservation
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Olson, Judith; Olson, Melfried – School Science and Mathematics, 1982
A series of situations is suggested incorporating hands-on activities involving concrete experiences with measurement. It is felt that the activities used to teach mathematics and science at the Middle School level need to be specifically suited for the young adolescent. Extensions are possible for in-depth investigations for more advanced…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Instruction, Learning Activities, Mathematical Applications
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Switzer, Thomas; Voss, Burton – School Science and Mathematics, 1982
A call is made for the integration of science and social studies education in elementary and secondary schools. Examples are given of situations where instruction has been integrated over the two areas. It is felt instruction can be provided which focuses on problem solving and decision making. (MP)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Whitaker, Donald R. – School Science and Mathematics, 1982
Factors believed to be major in influencing instruction in the waning years of this century are examined. It is felt teachers need assistance from many disciplines to be fully aware of the many implications various factors have for mathematics instruction. A list of eight contemporary goals for mathematics instruction is provided. (MP)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Guides
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Austin, Joe Dan – School Science and Mathematics, 1982
An overview is provided of the current literature on mathematical learning of children with a learning disability. Mathematics for the population viewed is seen to mean mainly arithmetic. It is felt more research is clearly needed on teaching arithmetic to children with a learning disability. (MP)
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Basic Skills, Computation, Educational Research
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Troy, Thomas D.; Schwaab, Karl E. – School Science and Mathematics, 1981
Legal aspects of field trips are addressed, with special attention on planning and implementation aspects which warrant legal consideration. Suggestions are based on information obtained from studies which reviewed and analyzed court cases, with recommendations geared to lessen the likelihood that negligence suits will result if students sustain…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Field Trips, Guidelines, Guides
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Aidala, Gregory – School Science and Mathematics, 1978
A program utilizing minicalculators in a mathematics class at the eighth grade level is described. The recommendation is made that the utilization of calculators not exceed one experience per week. (MN)
Descriptors: Calculators, Computation, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 8
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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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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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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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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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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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Hendrickson, Dean – School Science and Mathematics, 1977
Directions are given for an activity in which students are introduced to infinite geometric series. (DT)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Instruction, Instructional Materials
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