ERIC Number: ED220331
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Measuring. USMES Beginning "How To" Set.
Agro, Sally; And Others
In this set of five booklets on measuring, primary grade students learn how to use a stopwatch, choose the correct tool to measure distance, use a trundle wheel, make a scale drawing, and find the speed of things. The major emphasis in all Unified Sciences and Mathematics for Elementary Schools (USMES) units is on open-ended, long-range investigations of real problems. In most instances students learn through observing results of their own and their classmates' experiments. However, students may recognize the need for certain facts and/or skills during their investigations. Although some children prefer to work things out for themselves, others may ask for help. USMES "How To Sets" are designed to provide such assistance. Each booklet in a set contains several examples of children using a skill being taught, each example emphasizing a different aspect of the skill or a potential pitfall. Cover pages summarize what is being taught by illustrating the general problem and solution. There is no sequence to the sets (or booklets within sets) and they should not be used out of the context of childrens' open investigation of a practical problem. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Mathematics Education, Measurement, Measurement Equipment, Primary Education, Problem Solving, Process Education, Science Course Improvement Projects, Science Education, Social Studies, Unified Studies Curriculum
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Unified Science and Mathematics for Elementary Schools, Newton, MA.; Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.