ERIC Number: ED164157
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Navajo Area Mathematics Guidelines.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Window Rock, AZ.
Heavy emphasis is placed on development of understanding of arithmetic in this mathematics curriculum prepared specifically for Navajo children and intended for use in reservation schools. Materials are presented so that only when a given concept is understood are skills associated with it and a written format introduced. Learning activities expose students early to ideas of patterning and repatterning. The guidelines are to be used as a mathematical core for elementary school, not as a total curriculum. The more than 140 objectives are categorized according to four strands--comparative (sets, cardinal and sequential relationships, grouping, place value, types of numbers), joining (addition and multiplication operations), separate (subtraction and division operations), and geometry (line, shapes, figures, measurement). Objectives are cross referenced according to strand components, and the guidelines also contain a cross reference with other text books available in the Navajo area. The guidelines are organized according to objective; for each, there are comments, prerequisite objectives, and at least two activities, with materials listed and directions for carrying them out explained. Illustrations of mathematical processes are provided, along with ditto sheets for some activities. The guidelines also contain a sample of the pupil's record sheet and a glossary. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Window Rock, AZ.