ERIC Number: ED127196
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: N/A
Mapping the Globe, Transformations: MINNEMAST Coordinated Mathematics - Science Series, Unit 28.
Ihrig, Elizabeth A., Ed.
This volume is the twenty-eighth in a series of 29 coordinated MINNEMAST units in mathematics and science for kindergarten and the primary grades. Intended for use by third-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 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 begins by distinguishing between measurable and nonmeasurable properties of 2- and 3-dimensional objects. Topological transformations are then introduced using shadows, rubber sheets, and clay. Projective transformations are examined and used in the making of maps. (SD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Guides, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Experimental Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Maps, Mathematics Education, Primary Education, Process Education, Science Education, Topology, Transformations (Mathematics), 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.