ERIC Number: ED413865
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Mathematics, Science, & Technology Connections. Teachers Helping Teachers Series.
Peel Board of Education, Mississauga (Ontario).
This book promotes an integrated curriculum to assist students in grades 6-9 in seeing the links between different subject areas and in a larger context, the direct relevance of what they are learning in school to their needs later in life. The book uses a problem-solving approach that is "technological" in nature: the book provides activities in which students are challenged to design, construct, and evaluate their solutions to problems. The book presents 24 Challenges in four core areas: Structures and Mechanisms; Movement; Forces; and Environment. The book also provides sections covering: How To Use Each Challenge; Blank Working Pages--for teachers and students to produce their own Challenges; Learning Outcomes; Assessment and Evaluation Strategies; Levels of Achievement, with a sample Student Performance Profile; and Questions To Ask at the Planning Stage. Each Challenge includes: theme; title; integration connections--desired learning outcomes; context for the situation; statement of the Challenge; possible materials and equipment; parameters--constraints for solving the Challenge; exploring ideas; choosing and building the solution; reflections; extensions; useful resources; integration connections--prerequisite knowledge in math, science, and technology; and Teacher Talk--for possible solutions, how science and mathematical concepts relate, or for teaching strategies. Lists of useful resources and Internet addresses, and sample suppliers are provided. (SWC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Construction Materials, Curriculum Enrichment, Design, Environment, Experiential Learning, Force, Foreign Countries, Integrated Curriculum, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Lesson Plans, Mathematics Education, Motion, Problem Solving, Science Education, Structural Elements (Construction), Student Evaluation, Technology Education
Trifolium Books Inc., 238 Davenport Road, Suite 28, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5R 1J6 ($31.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Peel Board of Education, Mississauga (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada