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ERIC Number: ED401147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 124
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-912511-25-7
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)
EQUALS, University of California, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, CA 94720.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Lawrence Hall of Science.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A