ERIC Number: ED094982
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1965
Reference Count: N/A
Mathematics for the Elementary School, Unit 1, Geometry.
Powell, Bonnie, Ed.; And Others
The Minnesota School Mathematics and Science Teaching (MINNEMAST) Project is characterized by its emphasis on the coordination of mathematics and science in the elementary school curriculum. Units are planned to provide children with activities in which they learn various concepts from both subject areas. Each subject is used to support and reinforce the other where appropriate, with common techniques and concepts being sought and exploited. Content is presented in story fashion. The stories serve to introduce concepts and lead to activities. Imbedded in the pictures that accompany the stories are examples of the concepts presented. This unit presents several common geometric concepts. The figures presented in the first story are square, circle, triangle, and oblong. The lessons center on recognition of these shapes in common objects. The second story introduces topological properties of simple and non-simple curves. Worksheets and commentaries to the teacher are provided and additional activities are suggested. (JP)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Minnesota School Mathematics and Science Center.