ERIC Number: ED428957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
The Power of Nature. World's Largest Math Event 5.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.
The theme of the fifth annual World's Largest Math Event (WLME 5) is "The Power of Nature." This theme encourages students to explore natural forces that affect humankind, including phenomena such as hurricanes, earthquakes, and snowstorms, and the mathematics that underlies their study. The 15 activities for WLMES have been grouped into five major categories that reflect the four elements of nature as named by the ancient Greek philosophers Empedocles and Aristotle: (1) Earth; (2) Wind; (3) Water; and (4) Fire. Teacher notes and solutions follow the activities. Contains 24 references. (ASK)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Heat, Hurricanes, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Education, Natural Sciences, Science Education, Tornadoes, Water, Wind (Meteorology)
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1593; Tel: 703-620-9840; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.