ERIC Number: ED401134
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Glyphs! Data Communication for Primary Mathematicians.
O'Connell, Susan R.
Glyphs, a way of representing data pictorially, are a new way for elementary students to collect, display, and interpret data. This book contains a number of glyph activities that can be used as creative educational tools for grades 1-3. Each glyph has three essential construction elements: the glyph survey (the questions that are asked), the glyph directions (tell what to draw based on the answers given), and the glyph pattern (a reproducible provided in this book or a shape that is hand drawn on a sheet of paper). Glyph activities begin with the collection of data followed by displaying the data by following a series of directions. Once glyphs are created they can be analyzed and interpreted in many ways. In the process of exploring their glyphs students are provided with opportunities to communicate their mathematical thinking both orally and in writing. Along with building data analysis and communication skills, glyphs also stimulate students' mathematical reasoning as they compare, contrast, and draw conclusions. (JRH)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Data Analysis, Data Interpretation, Elementary Education, Learning Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Practitioners
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