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ERIC Number: ED001398
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Pages: 56
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CAN YOU MAKE A PICTURE TO SUGGEST, A MANUAL OF IDEAS AND MATERIALS FOR A CONTEMPORARY CLASSROOM MATH RESEARCH CENTER.
BUCKS COUNTY SCHOOL STUDY COUNCIL
A MATH RESEARCH CENTER MAY BE SET UP IN A CORNER OF A ROOM, PERFERABLY WITH A CHALK BOARD. CHILDREN ARE ABLE TO CREATE MANY OF THE GAMES, CHARTS AND STORIES TO BE USED IN SUCH A CENTER. THE CENTER MAY BE SUPPLEMENTED WITH BOOKS, GAMES, BLOCKS, POPPIT BEADS, COUNTERS, CHECKERS, AND NUMBER LINE CHARTS. ATTENTION IS GIVEN TO A WIDE VARIETY OF METHODS, MATERIALS AND IDEAS INTENDED TO MAKE MATHEMATICS MORE MEANINGFUL TO THE STUDENT. DIFFERENT TYPES OF NUMBER LINES MAY BE USED IN ALL GRADES. IN ONE EXAMPLE THE CHILDREN ARE GIVEN TAGS NUMBERING FROM 0 TO 10. FIVE ARE ASKED TO STEP FORWARD. THE CHILDREN ARE ASKED HOW MANY MORE ARE NEEDED TO MAKE SIX (ONE STEPS FORWARD) AND SO FORTH. POPPIT JEWELRY WHICH CAN MAKE MANY DIFFERENT COMBINATIONS OF COLORS MAY ALSO BE USED. PLAYING CHECKERS OR THE USE OF CHECKERS AND A BOARD MAY SERVE THE SAME PURPOSE. "NUMO" AND "NUMA" ARE SMALL ANIMATED CHARACTERS (LIKE JIMINY CRICKET) INVENTED BY A FIRST GRADE TEACHER TO HELP THE CHILDREN LEARN NUMBERS. THEY ARE PLACED ON A NUMBER LINE INTERSPERSED WITH LETTERS THAT SPELL "NUMO". THE CHILDREN ARE ASKED HOW MANY JUMPS ARE NEEDED TO MAKE THE SEQUENCE SPELL HIS NAME. ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF TECHNIQUES PRESENTED IS THE USE OF HAND PUPPETS TO ASK CHILDREN NUMBER QUESTIONS.
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Authoring Institution: Bucks County Public Schools, Doylestown, PA.
Identifiers: PENNSYLVANIA; Pennsylvania (Doylestown)