ERIC Number: ED127180
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: N/A
Measurement with Reference Units: MINNEMAST Coordinated Mathematics - Science Series, Unit 12.
Kraby, James; Rieff, Marilyn
This volume is the twelfth in a series of 29 coordinated MINNEMAST units in mathematics and science for kindergarten and the primary grades. Intended for use by first-grade teachers, this unit guide provides a summary and overview of the unit, a list of materials needed, and descriptions of four groups of lessons. The purposes and procedures for each activity are discussed. Examples of questions and disucssion topics are given, and in several cases ditto masters, stories for reading aloud, and other instructional materials are included in the book. This unit is concerned with measurement of length, area, volume, and time durations. After reviewing the comparison of objects in a previous unit, the idea of standard units is introduced; a variety of tools (e.g., paper clip chains, popsicle sticks, rulers) is used in measurement activities. The pendulum and a variety of clocks are used in activities related to time. (SD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Guides, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Experimental Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Mathematics Education, Measurement, 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.