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Peterson, John C. – School Science and Mathematics, 1971
Descriptors: Assignments, Homework, Instruction, Mathematics Education
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Hancock, Robert R. – School Science and Mathematics, 1974
Descriptors: Algebra, Instruction, Mathematics Education, Secondary School Mathematics
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Wollman, Warren; Karplus, Robert – School Science and Mathematics, 1974
A total of 450 seventh and eighth graders responded to six tasks requiring proportional reasoning and representing different degrees of concreteness. Results showed that more students answered questions correctly when concrete aspects existed, and that about one-fourth of the group was unpredictable in applying proportional reasoning at the formal…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Grade 7, Grade 8, Instruction
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Smart, James R. – School Science and Mathematics, 1974
A short story is presented which uses as its characters rational and irrational numbers and numbers involving fractional exponents. (DT)
Descriptors: Instruction, Mathematics Education, Number Concepts, Numbers
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Albaugh, Henry – School Science and Mathematics, 1974
Descriptors: Educational Media, Instruction, Manipulative Materials, Mathematics Education
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O'Neill, John D.; Dalida, John W. – School Science and Mathematics, 1974
Providing for original and creative thinking by geometry students is discussed. Techniques for discovering theorems are suggested, and examples of places in geometry where these methods can be used are given. (DT)
Descriptors: Creativity, Geometry, Instruction, Mathematics Education
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Crouse, Richard – School Science and Mathematics, 1974
A mathematics methods course is described in which peer teaching is used. Topics for lessons are selected from those appearing in professional journals. Evaluation and discussion of each person's lesson is carried out by the whole class. (JP)
Descriptors: Evaluation, Instruction, Mathematics Education, Methods Courses
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Maffei, Anthony C. – School Science and Mathematics, 1978
The results of a poll of high school algebra students concerning their perception of what constitutes a good mathematics teacher are given. Many of the students felt that a good mathematics teacher is one who takes into account a student's learning difficulties. (MN)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Instruction, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers
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Callihan, Hubert D.; Bell, Frederick H. – School Science and Mathematics, 1977
A survey of Pennsylvania secondary schools showed that relatively few (15 percent) schools offered probability and statistics regularly as a complete course and of those which did, the course was elected primarily by seniors. Reasons for the lack of offerings are analyzed. (DT)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Instruction, Mathematics Education, Probability
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Easterday, Kenneth E. – School Science and Mathematics, 1977
The geometric notions of tangent, secant, and sine are explored. (DT)
Descriptors: Geometric Concepts, Instruction, Mathematics Education, 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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Pereira-Mendoza, Lionel; Robbins, Maxfield – School Science and Mathematics, 1977
Sixty-three high school geometry teachers and college mathematics educators rated each of 35 geometry objectives on a scale from very important to unimportant. Results of these ratings are reported and discussed. (DT)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Geometry, Instruction, Mathematics Education
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Maile, Robert A. – School Science and Mathematics, 1977
A mathematics laboratory approach used with hearing-impaired junior high youngsters is described and discussed. (DT)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Deafness, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning
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Walton, Gene A.; And Others – School Science and Mathematics, 1977
When high school mathematics grades and test scores were analyzed, findings showed that high- and middle-ability students who had a modern mathematics course in the seventh grade received significantly higher grades in Algebra I, II, III, and Geometry than did students who had a traditional seventh grade mathematics course. (DT)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Research, Instruction, Mathematics Education
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Posamentier, Alfred S. – School Science and Mathematics, 1977
A method is described for teaching secondary school mathematics students about the harmonic mean. (DT)
Descriptors: Geometric Concepts, Instruction, Mathematics Education, Number Concepts
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