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ERIC Number: EJ793980
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0286
Racetrack Mapping: Engaging Students in Mathematics and Geography
Tromp, Calvin; Davis, Rob
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v12 n3 p4-7 2007
This paper reports on a classroom investigation of a sequence of cross-disciplinary mapping lessons undertaken by Grade Five students at Black Hill Primary, a Victorian State Primary School in Ballarat. While this activity was broadly framed around Mathematics, there were also important elements from Geography, (a new emphasis in the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS)), along with English and Technology that contributed to the experiences of students undertaking the tasks. In both the Geography and Mathematics domain of the VELS the ability of students to make their own maps, as well as interpret features, is identified within the standards for Level 4 as appropriate for students at this level of schooling. (Contains 5 figures.)
Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT). GPO Box 1729, Adelaide 5001, South Australia. Tel: +61-8-8363-0288; Fax: +61-8-8362-9288; e-mail: office@aamt.edu.au; Web site: http://www.aamt.edu.au
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Primary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia