ERIC Number: ED220334
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Simplifying Data. USMES Intermediate "How To" Set.
Agro, Sally; And Others
In this set of six booklets on simplifying data, intermediate grade students learn how to tell what data show, find the median/mean/mode from sets of data, find different kinds of ranges, and use key numbers to compare two sets of data. 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 students 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: Data Analysis, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Mathematics Education, Problem Solving, Process Education, Science Course Improvement Projects, Science Education, Social Studies, Statistics, 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.