ERIC Number: ED220332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Measuring. USMES Intermediate "How To" Set.
Agro, Sally; And Others
In this set of five booklets on measuring, intermediate grade students learn how to use a stopwatch, choose the right 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. The first page tells why or when a student may need the skill covered in the booklet and includes a table of contents. 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, Intermediate Grades, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Mathematics Education, Measurement, Measurement Equipment, 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.