ERIC Number: ED100670
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Mathematics 9-12, Environmental Education Guide.
Project I-C-E, Green Bay, WI.
This mathematics guide, for use in grades 9-12, is one of a series of guides, K-12, that were developed by teachers to help introduce environmental education into the total curriculum. Since the nature of mathematics is abstract, students do not learn mathematics from ecology, nor ecology from mathematics. But, by observation and manipulation of environmental data, the students may inductively discover a principle in mathematics which can be reached deductively. The purpose of this booklet is to make an attempt to bridge mathematics and ecology. The guide is a supplementary handbook of ecologically-oriented mathematics exercises, designed to be self-contained and complete with answers. The exercises are built around 12 major environmental concepts that form a framework for each grade or subject area, as well as for the entire K-12 program. The problems and exercises are designed to be integrated into algebra, geometry, advanced algebra, probability, statistics, trigonometry, and analysis. Each lesson deals with a mathematical concept and its applications to an environmental problem. Further, each lesson offers subject area integration, subject area activities, interdisciplinary activities, cognitive and affective behavioral objectives, and suggested references and resource materials. (Author/TK)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Ecology, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Education, Natural Resources, Outdoor Education, Science Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Teaching Guides
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Wisconsin State Dept. of Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Project I-C-E, Green Bay, WI.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III