ERIC Number: ED199045
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
From "My Ball" to "Sphere" or Taking the Time to Think About and Explore with Children Some Thing Over a Long Time and in Unexpected Ways.
Presented are ways to teach pupils the concept of "sphere" with a methodology far removed from memorization of a formal definition of the concept. The material illustrates an approach to teaching that focuses on open exploration of ideas with children. Many experiments and starting points for exploration are suggested. This document has an appendix of examples of children's research and discoveries related to balls and spheres. (MP)
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Experiential Learning, Experiments, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Resource Materials, Solid Geometry, Teaching Methods
Learning Centers Project, Durham School, 16th and Lombard Sts., Philadelphia, PA 19146 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA.
Identifiers: Spheres (Geometry)
Note: For related documents, see SE 034 146-147 and ED 038 275-276. Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.