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ERIC Number: EJ1001080
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
Astromaths Explored!
Seeley, Claire
Primary Science, n124 p27-30 Sep 2012
The children at the author's school have a natural love for, and curiosity about astronomy. This led to a project full of awe and wonder for her year 5 students (ages 9-10) as they delved deeper into the science of the universe. The study of astronomy is underpinned by some very awesome numbers--something that can both terrify and intrigue adults and children alike! It provides an ideal way for children to meet big numbers, to stretch their concept of number, to build scale models, and do some meaningful data handling. Primary-aged children usually only experience a relatively small range of numbers; however, it was found that the astronomy project widened their horizons to include numbers they could never before have imagined. (Contains 2 figures, 2 tables, 3 boxes, and 8 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A