ERIC Number: ED127164
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Adams, Patricia A., Ed.
This illustrated booklet provides a rationale and overview for the twenty-nine coordinated mathematics and science units in the MINNEMAST program for kindergarten through third grade. The rationale for the program cites both the historical association of mathematics and science and pedagogical advantages. The goals of the project are to provide both mathematical and scientific knowledge, and to emphasize the development of tools for learning by emphasizing methods of acquiring knowledge rather than memorization of facts. Eight clusters of threads are woven through the curriculum; three of these are related to processes (observation, generalization, and linking of observations with generalizations), and five to subjects (real numbers, geometry, formal concepts of science, scientific topics, and the links between science and mathematics). This volume presents a chart showing the relationship of these threads to individual units, a statement of skill development goals for each grade level, and brief descriptions of the individual units. (SD)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Experimental Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Mathematics Education, Primary Education, Process Education, Science Education, Units of Study
MINNEMAST, Minnemath Center, 720 Washington Ave., S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55414
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.