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By Edward A. Bender

Utilising a realistic, "learn by way of doing" method, this 1st-rate textual content fosters the advance of the abilities past natural arithmetic had to manage and control mathematical types. From a variety of fields — together with technological know-how, engineering, and operations study — come over a hundred reality-based examples. 1978 version. comprises 27 black-and-white figures.

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A second criterion for using Web sites as information sources involves efficiency. Because schools are time-constrained organizations, the efficiency criterion would have teacher and students make some preliminary judgments about what information is actually needed and what the most convenient sources are to find that information. The ''W" part of the KWL (What Do I Know, What Do I Want to Know, and How Do I Know I Learned) chart. The third criterion for assessing the value of sites for use in social studies classrooms is age appropriateness.

In 1990, Northrup and Rooze gathered responses to the question of what types of computer software social studies teachers use in the classroom. Their results are summarized in Table 3. Table 3. 2 Note. From Northrup&Rooze, 1990. 0 page_144 page_145 next page > next page > Rubric for Evaluating Social Studies Software Well-designed software, regardless of the content area, is concerned with general, instructional, and technical quality. Perhaps more than any other subject matter area, social studies content must be accurate, reliable, and current.

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