ERIC Number: ED342656
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
CAMP-LA: Book 3, Grades 5-6. Calculators and Mathematics Project.
Pagni, David, Ed.
The Calculators and Mathematics Project, Los Angeles (CAMP-LA), funded by the National Science Foundation for developing use of technology in the classroom, developed curriculum materials focused solely on the use of calculators. The project was developed in three stages. The first stage studied the mathematics curriculums from different states and identified topics that are not included but should be if every student had a calculator, topics treated in too much detail, and topics no longer appropriate. Based on this information, CAMP-LA compiled a prototype curriculum organized by grade level to be consistent with the "California Mathematic Framework" strands. The second stage developed lessons to cover the topics through the curriculum. The third stage field tested these lessons in various parts of the country. This book is composed of lessons for grades 5-6 in the series. The introduction gives an overview of CAMP-LA, information on how to use the lesson plans, a discussion of assessment approaches, and a scope and sequence for the book. The remainder of the book is composed of 43 lessons in four chapters: Patterns and Functions, Logic/Statistics and Probability, Measurement/Geometry, and Number/Algebra. Each lesson is broken down into three sections. The three sections are labeled: "Grade", including grade level, strand, skill required, and purpose; "Management", including class organization, time frame, materials needed, vocabulary, and prerequisite skills; and "Lesson" including suggestions for directed instruction, guided practice, independent practice, evaluation, and home activity. (MDH)
Descriptors: Algebra, Arithmetic, Calculators, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Data Analysis, Decimal Fractions, Discovery Learning, Division, Educational Technology, Elementary School Mathematics, Enrichment Activities, Evaluation Methods, Fractions, Functions (Mathematics), Geometry, Grade 5, Grade 6, Intermediate Grades, Lesson Plans, Mathematical Enrichment, Mathematical Logic, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Multiplication, Number Concepts, Patterns in Mathematics, Percentage, Probability, Problem Solving, Ratios (Mathematics), Small Group Instruction, Statistics, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
Cal State Fullerton Press, 2875 Orange Olive Road, Bldg. #2, Orange, CA 92665 ($14.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Los Angeles Unified School District, CA.; California State Univ., Fullerton.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A