ERIC Number: ED401147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
EQUALS Investigations: Flea-Sized Surgeons.
Mayfield, Karen; Whitlow, Robert
EQUALS is a teacher education program that helps elementary and secondary educators acquire methods and materials to attract minority and female students to mathematics. It supports a problem-solving approach to mathematics which has students working in groups, uses active assessment methods, and incorporates a broad mathematics curriculum presented in a variety of contexts. This document is one of a set of five Investigations Units and provides an opportunity for middle school students to acquire some understanding of mathematical concepts related to scale, surface area, volume, and weight. Investigations include: (1) Flea-sized Surgeons Skit; (2) Weight and Surface Area; (3) Surface Area and Volume; (4) Scaling Up To Double Size; (5) Scaling Up Beyond Double Size; (6) Non-Integer Volume and Area; (7) Non-Integer Scale Factors; (8) Shrinking a Real Animal; and (9) Sharing Projects Seminar. Also included are Spanish translations of selected student worksheets and a list of resources. (JRH)
Descriptors: Area, Females, Gender Issues, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Investigations, Junior High Schools, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Middle Schools, Minority Groups, Problem Solving, Sex Differences, Teacher Education, Volume (Mathematics), Weight (Mass)
EQUALS, University of California, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, CA 94720.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Lawrence Hall of Science.