ERIC Number: ED103252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Tile Patterns and Graphs, An Environmental Investigation.
National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC.; Minnesota Environmental Sciences Foundation, Inc., Minneapolis.
This environmental unit is one of a series designed for integration within an existing curriculum. The unit is self-contained and requires minimal teacher preparation. The philosophy of the series is based on an experience-oriented process that encourages self-paced independent student work. This unit is an introduction to sampling for young primary school students. Using different colored tiles, students learn to create patterns that will eventually be specific enought to form graphs. In this way, the children will be able to make a graphic representation of their random samples. Also included in the activities are elementary discussions on the validity of using samples to represent the whole. A list of materials needed, directions, and graph paper for duplication are a part of the unit. (MA)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Graphs, Instructional Materials, Investigations, Learning Activities, Mathematics Education, Natural Resources, Patterns in Mathematics, Primary Education, Sampling, Science Education, Teaching Guides
National Wildlife Federation, 1412 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Order No. 79141, $1.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC.; Minnesota Environmental Sciences Foundation, Inc., Minneapolis.
Note: Related documents are SE 018 514-534