ERIC Number: ED194350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Interactions of Science and Mathematics: A Set of Activities. School Science and Mathematics Association, Topics for Teachers Series, Number 2.
House, Peggy A.
This second volume in the Topics for Teachers series provides a wide range of activities designed to be both useful for teachers and informative for students. The investigations contained in this document are representative of some of the embodiments of important mathematical principles in the physical world. The activities included were chosen according to the following considerations: (1) the activity involves one or more important concepts of secondary school mathematics; (2) the investigation is typical of experiments commonly done in junior or senior high science laboratories; (3) the activity involves simple, easily obtainable equipment; and (4) the investigation is manageable within ordinary school time limits. The experiments are grouped into the following categories: (1) functions; (2) measurement; (3) ratio and proportion; (4) spatial relationships; and (5) modeling, predicting, and decision making. Each section concludes with an extensive set of teaching notes and suggestions for other activities and applications. (MP)
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Instructional Materials, Laboratory Experiments, Learning Activities, Mathematical Applications, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Resource Materials, Science Instruction, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Science
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.