ERIC Number: ED410140
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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TexTile Math: Multicultural Explorations through Patterns. Grades 3-6.
This book features 34 reproducible student activities exploring textile design through a combination of mathematics, art, and multicultural education. Using colorful squares and triangles, students explore geometry, numbers, area, fractions, logic, and discrete mathematics, while incorporating multicultural themes in the study. The teacher page for each student activity includes facts about a culture, a mathematics problem challenge, a description of the activity, possible solutions, and questions for class reflection and discussion. Seven cultures from around the world are represented, including: (1) Colonial America; (2) Amish; (3) Navajo; (4) African; (5) Hmong (Thailand); (6) Mayan (Guatemala); and (7) Maori (New Zealand). Contains a total of 40 references. (EH)
Descriptors: Clothing Design, Design Crafts, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mathematics Instruction, Multicultural Education, Patterns in Mathematics, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Textiles Instruction, Visual Arts
Creative Publications, 1300 Villa Street, Mountain View, CA 94041; telephone: 1-415-988-1000.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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Identifiers - Location: Africa; Asia; New Zealand