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Topic: currculum support for use of calculators on GED 2002
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Esther D Leonelli

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Re: currculum support for use of calculators on GED 2002
Posted: Mar 17, 2000 7:48 AM
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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 problem-solving 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 4-function calculator.]

and also the following web-sites:

[Note: the "approved" calculator for the GED is the
CASIO fx-260 Solar model.]


A daily activity/warm-up 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 scientific-level 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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