ERIC Number: ED474510
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Math and Science Across Cultures: Activities and Investigations from the Exploratorium.
Bazin, Maurice; Tamez, Modesto
Throughout history, people of all cultures have used math and science in everyday life and contributed a wealth of ideas to these disciplines. However, math and science textbooks generally focus on the contributions of Western culture. This book was created to help teachers explore the contributions of other cultures. Through exploring real-life math and science activities from many cultures, teachers can help students gain an understanding of the day-to-day relevance of math and science for people of many societies as well as foster awareness of other cultures. Using this book, students can learn the how and why behind chores of many cultures through hands-on, inquiry-based activities. Layered levels of explanation allow teachers to adapt these activities for students grades 4-12. (KHR)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, General Mathematics, Hands on Science, Inquiry, Multicultural Education, Science Activities, Science Instruction, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123-1099. Tel: 415-563-7337; Fax: 415-561-0307; Web site: www.exploratorium.edu.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA.