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Quincy Market. [A Product of] the Regional Math Network [microform] : A Teacher Invigoration and Curriculum Development Project
Bib ID 5484101
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Graduate School of Education
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1987 
205 p. 
Summary

In this middle school mathematics unit two imaginary characters, Horatio and Portia, decide to make their fortune in Quincy Market (Boston, Massachusetts) running a Bull Market cart. In order to solve the problems that they encounter, they need to learn ratio and proportion, map reading, estimation, area and perimeter, population sampling, problem solving, and the collecting and processing of data. Teacher notes at the beginning of each section indicate the math objectives, materials, and whether the activity is a reinforcement or an extension of a math skill. The unit is divided into seven modules that can be used either independently or sequentially. These are: (1) an introduction to Quincy Market; (2) the use of the ruler; (3) map exploration; (4) ratio and proportion; (5) scale drawing; (6) perimeter and area; and (7) a simulation (in which the students run their business using the Bull Market Game or a computer simulation). Each module consists of two or three class activities and additional activities which can be used as extensions. The unit contains student worksheets, teacher notes, transparency masters, Bull Market Game cards, and a diskette to be used with the computer portion of the "simulation" module. (TW)

Notes

Availability: Dale Seymour Publications, P.O. Box 10888, Palo Alto, CA 94303 ($35.00; includes computer disk suitable for any Apple computer and game cards).

Sponsoring Agency: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.

Contract Number: NSF-MDR-84-70399.

ERIC Note: For other products of the Regional Math Network, see SE 048 377-378.

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Area.  |  Economics.  |  Estimation (Mathematics)  |  Map Skills.  |  Mathematical Applications.  |  Mathematical Concepts.  |  Mathematical Enrichment.  |  Mathematics Education.  |  Mathematics Instruction.  |  Mathematics Skills.  |  Problem Solving.  |  Ratios (Mathematics)  |  Sampling.  |  Secondary Education.  |  Secondary School Mathematics.  |  Massachusetts (Boston)
Form/genre Guides, Classroom  |  Guides, Classroom  |  Computer Programs.
Other authors/contributors Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Graduate School of Education
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