ERIC Number: ED280699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Geometry for Grades K-6. Readings from the Arithmetic Teacher.
Hill, Jane, M., Ed.
The articles in this collection of readings come principally from the last ten years of the "Arithmetic Teacher." The emphasis is on teaching mathematics in grades K-6, although some articles may include teaching ideas and activities for grades seven and eight. Articles on measurement geometry are not included; the focus is on the development of concepts needed for later work with formulas. A hands-on approach is featured: children are encouraged to observe, comment on, and compare their observations; make guesses about what they have observed; and then prove or disprove their guesses. The articles are loosely grouped into five categories: (1) geometric shapes,; (2) blocks; (3) patterns and transformations; (4) geometry in unusual ways; and (5) spatial abilities. Not all topics in the elementary school mathematics curriculum are covered, but samples of useful teaching techniques are included in the 33 articles. (MNS)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Geometric Concepts, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Manipulative Materials, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Pattern Recognition, Resource Materials, Spatial Ability, Teaching Methods
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.