ERIC Number: ED228051
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Curriculum in Geometry for Grades K-9. Guidelines for Quality Mathematics Teaching. Monograph No. 16.
Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
This monograph concerns the geometry curriculum as it should be in an effective and complete mathematics program in grades K-9. The first section makes an impelling argument for teaching substantial amounts of geometry in grades K-9: for practical life skills, for developing number and measurement concepts, for problem-solving experiences, for interest and fun, for developing intelligence, and for other reasons. These arguments can be used in curriculum committees examining the curriculum. The second section delineates the goals for geometry instruction. It includes content, awareness, and pedagogical goals. The last section, and by far the most extensive, delineates the scope, content, and sequence in geometry needed to implement the goals in the previous section. It is a blueprint, by grade levels, for the geometry curriculum, with specific illustrations of the content. (MNS)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Curriculum Development, Educational Planning, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Geometric Concepts, Geometry, Guidelines, Manipulative Materials, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Skills, Secondary School Mathematics
MCTM, Box 16124, Lansing, MI 48901 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics.