
Re: currculum support for use of calculators on GED 2002
Posted:
Mar 17, 2000 7:48 AM


Maggie  I've used the following for sources of ideas for activities and investigations (in workshops for ABE/GED teachers on using scientific calculators to teach problemsolving for the GED 2002):
C.J. Dockweiler, Jane F. Schielack. 1992. "Calculator Activities for the Classroom." Calculators in Mathematics Education, 1992 Yearbook. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. [Note: the whole yearbook is full of ideas on using calculators in the classroom.]
Janet Morris. 1981. How to Develop Problem Solving Using a Calculator. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathe matics. [Note: this was written for the 4function calculator.]
and also the following websites:
CASIO CLASSROOM http://pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/~ucfcasio/casio.htm [Note: the "approved" calculator for the GED is the CASIO fx260 Solar model.] DEVENS LEARNING CENTER HOMEPAGE http://www.net1plus.com/users/devenslc/abeged.html
A daily activity/warmup I use with my students is "Number of the Day" where I ask them to come up with numerical expressions for a number either I or someone in the class chooses. Scientific calculators are available for them to use as they wish  to explore factors or expressions or to check their answers.
Esther Leonelli
On 16 Mar 2000, maggie Steinz wrote:
> I am interested in references for curricula and classroom materials > which support and enhance the use of the scientificlevel calculators > assigned to the GED 2002. Practitioners who have experienced both a > "comfort level" of use and successful outcomes from adult learners in > their classrooms and programs, I thank you in advance for your > consideration and responses. >
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