ERIC Number: ED094992
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1965
Reference Count: N/A
Mathematics for the Elementary School, Unit 14, Symmetry.
Glaus, Marlene, Ed.; Myers, Donald E., Ed.
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 extends the work on symmetry presented in an earlier unit. As well as mirror reflections and translatory motion, symmetry about a point is developed. Activities focus on finding and creating patterns. In the process children are led to discover a number of geometric relationships. 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.