ERIC Number: ED142385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Designing for Human Proportions. USMES Teacher's Resource Book, Preliminary Edition.
Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.
This USMES unit challenges students to find a way to design or make changes in things that they use or wear so that there will be a good fit. The teacher resource book for the Designing For Human Proportions unit contains five sections. The first section describes the USMES approach to student-initiated investigations of real problems, including a discussion of the nature of the USMES "challenges" and of classroom strategy for problem-solving activities. The second section gives information about the Designing for Human Proportions unit, including an overview of possible student activities with comments on prerequisite skills, a flow chart and composite log indicating the range of possible student work, a paper describing the use of the unit in primary grades, and a list of questions that the teacher might use. Section 3 contains documentation of class activities, describing ways of introducing the unit and including teachers' logs for the unit. Section 4 includes references to other written materials relevant to the unit and section 5 consists of charts which identify the skills, concepts, and processes covered by the unit. (DT)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Design, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Experiential Learning, Human Factors Engineering, Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mathematics Education, Measurement, Problem Solving, Resource Materials, Science Education, Teaching Guides
ERIC/SMEAC, The Ohio State University, 1200 Chambers Rd., 3rd Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43212 (on loan)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.
Note: For related documents, see SE 021 682-708