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ERIC Number: EJ776700
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Science Shorts: Sort It out
Adams, Barbara
Science and Children, v45 n2 p52-54 Oct 2007
Many children enjoy collecting items such as seashells, state quarters, and trading cards. Asking students to think about the ways in which similar items differ, how objects can be grouped by a common characteristic, and how groups can be subsets of a larger category leads to an understanding of fundamental mathematics and science concepts: sets, relationships, and representation of data. In the following lesson, students observe similarities and differences among leaves, consider ways in which leaves can be sorted, and group leaves of common properties into circular areas (Venn diagram).
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A