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Linking teaching, learning, and assessment.
May 1, 1994... The sixth standard in the Professional Standards for Teaching Mathematics (NCTM 1991) focuses on analyzing and interconnecting teaching and learning. The standard calls for the analysis of teaching and learning to be ongoing by "[o]bserving, listening to, and gathering other information...
Drawings for story problems: practices in Japan and the United States.
May 1, 1994... The problem-solving strategy "Make a drawing" is used in both the United States and Japan but with different degrees and varying amounts of success in each country. The purposes of this article are to compare what seem to be Japanese and United States practices in promoting the use of...
Making story problems relevant. (Teacher to Teacher)
May 1, 1994... My third-grade class struggled with understanding "story" problems - that is, mathematics problems written in sentences - until one day I decided to put problems into a familiar form making them relevant to children's lives. I took grocery-store circulars for four local stores and cut...
Helping and getting help - essential skills for effective group problem solving.
May 1, 1994... Seventh grade teacher: "My students have been working together in groups for a while now. They're getting along fine. But I'm finding that a lot of them still don't understand the work. I tell them to |work together and that it is all right to help each other. Sometimes I worry that they...
Empowering students with "The Math Connection." (television program)
May 1, 1994... In Franklin County, Massachusetts, students are making mathematical connections with "The Math Connection" television show, and the results are quite exciting. Mathematics and Television: Making the Connection Johnny NoMath is in trouble again! This week, he is...