ERIC Number: ED142386
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Play Area Design and Use. USMES Teacher's Resource Book, Preliminary Edition.
Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.
This USMES unit challenges students to recommend and try to have changes made which would improve the design or use of the school's play area. The teacher resource book for the Play Area Design and Use 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 Play Area Design and Use 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, 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 Requirements, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Experiential Learning, Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Education, Playgrounds, 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