Extractions: Math Education Graphing Calculators: Issues Affecting Secondary School Teachers and University Professors Implementing calculators into mathematics curricula at the elementary level will allow students to learn more quickly and efficiently while keeping them engaged in what they are learning. By reducing the emphasis on learning computational algorithms, more time will be available to spend on sharpening problem-solving, mental arithmetic, and estimation skills. The implementation of calculators has changed the nature of the problems that are important in mathematics and has opened the door for new methods of investigating those problems. Since calculators reduce the amount of time required to solve problems and learn certain skills, more applications can be considered, and students who were previously turned off by tedious computations may now be more inspired to explore the richness of math. Calculators can be quite effective aids when it comes to problem solving, reinforcement of computational skills, pattern recognition, and number sense. They can also help teach topics such as percents and fractions, integers, perimeter and area, and exponents. In order to implement calculators as an integral part of kindergarten through sixth grade mathematics classes, appropriate changes will need to be made to the curricula. Less time will need to be spent on tedious paper-and-pencil computations and algebraic manipulations, which means more time will be available for concept development, problem-solving, mental arithmetic, and estimation. New National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Standards-based curricula will also most likely include the earlier introduction of certain new skills and content topics, such as geometry and data analysis and connecting mathematics and science.
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Extractions: "The aim of the course in Arithmetic for the elementary grades is to help the child to understand the value of number in the ordinary affairs of life, to provide him with training in the use of number for his own practical purposes, and to form the foundation upon which his subsequent mathematical experience will be built." (p. 94) This document's primary emphasis, as it pertains to Mathematics, is on the four fundamental computational operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The expectation is that children will be able to correctly complete their Arithmetic problems with a high degree of accuracy and skill.
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Extractions: Mathematics Standards of Learning - Grade Four Mathematics has its own language, and the acquisition of specialized vocabulary and language patterns is crucial to a student's understanding and appreciation of the subject. Students should be encouraged to use correctly the concepts, skills, symbols, and vocabulary identified in the following set of standards. Problem solving has been integrated throughout the six content strands. The development of problem-solving skills should be a major goal of the mathematics program at every grade level. Instruction in the process of problem solving will need to be integrated early and continuously into each student's mathematics education. Students must be helped to develop a wide range of skills and strategies for solving a variety of problem types. This page has been accessed 21189 times. This page was last updated April 1, 2000. 4.1 The student will
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Extractions: Math Home Class Websites Course Schedule Department Staff ... CCC Home Page Title Fundamentals of Arithmetic I Course Number Math 010 Credits Date 22 October 2001 Institution Clackamas Community College Outline Developer Alice Hayden Program Type Developmental Description This course is designed to teach the basic concepts of arithmetic in a lecture-laboratory setting. Course Objectives Develop skills to use mental arithmetic, paper and pencil algorithms, and a calculator as computation tools in solving mathematical problems. Represent the operations of arithmetic using visual models for whole numbers and decimals. Learn to use the operations of arithmetic on whole numbers, selected fractions, and decimals, and to use equivalent forms of a problem, to make comparisons between forms, and to estimate the results of computations. Develop an understanding of the concepts which underlie the algorithms of arithmetic. Develop the ability to reason and draw conclusions from numerical information. Understand and apply the concepts of perimeter, area, and volume. Develop an understanding of the metric system and be able to translate measurements within the system.
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Extractions: Saturday, 9:00-9:45am John Soptick, Charyl Link, and Michele Bach Mediated Learning: A Solution , Room 125 This presentation will provide an orientation to the mediated learning approach to instruction in mathematics. Interactive Mathematics is for faculty who are committed to helping student learn mathematics. These college-level, interactive multimedia course materials provide mathematics instruction in a stimulating and challenging environment. Faculty can provide a diverse population of students with a more individualized learning experience. Math faculty from Kansas City Kansas Community College began using this approach Fall 1998 and will share their experiences using this in the classroom and online. Return to Program John Koelzer, Anita Salem, and Paula Shorter Calculus-based Interdisciplinary Student Projects Continued: You Saw the Plan, Now It's In Action! , Room 203 (Workshop - lasts till 10:45am) At lasts years Math EXPO, a presentation was made on plans to develop a series of Interdisciplinary Student Projects involving real-world scientific applications. This development was made possible through a Curriculum and Course Development Grant funded by NSF. The workshop presented this year will give the participants the opportunity to experiment with some of the projects that have been developed under the grant. The projects will include a study of the ozone layer, application of calculus to the detection of edges in a computer image, and concepts of calculus applied to genetics. Also included in the workshop will be presentations and discussions on the rationale for including interdisciplinary projects in mathematics courses. Participants will be encouraged to try out the materials and evaluate their suitability for instructional use.
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