ERIC Number: ED127182
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: N/A
Exploring Symmetrical Patterns: MINNEMAST Coordinated Mathematics - Science Series, Unit 14.
Blair, Kay W.; Forseth, Sonia D.
This volume is the fourteenth 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 five groups of lessons and activities. The purposes and procedures for each activity are discussed. Examples of questions and discussion topics are given, and in several cases ditto masters, stories for reading aloud, and other instructional materials are included in the book. This unit continues the study of symmetry begun in Unit 7 of this series. The five sections are devoted to: (1) rotational symmetry, (2) repeating patterns and translational symmetry, (3) bilateral symmetry, (4) symmetry in sound and movement, and (5) other interesting patterns. (SD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Guides, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Experimental Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Mathematics Education, Patterns in Mathematics, Primary Education, Process Education, Science Education, Symmetry, 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.