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Clements, Douglas H.; Sarama, Julie – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2000

Examines activities and children's thinking in four main areas of the Geometry Standard in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' (NCTM) "Principles and Standards for School Mathematics": (1) properties of shapes; (2) locations and spatial relationships; (3) transformations and symmetry; and (4) visualization. (Author)

Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Geometry, Mathematics Activities

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Olson, Melfried – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2000

Presents responses to the Fair Share Problem. (Author/YDS)

Descriptors: Concept Formation, Elementary Education, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction

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Mistretta, Regina; Porzio, Joseph A. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2000

Presents activities on measurement using the metric system. (YDS)

Descriptors: Elementary Education, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Measurement

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Zaino, Judith A. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2000

Presents a poem written to reassure parents that they make an impact on their children's mathematical awareness through everyday activities. (Author)

Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Literacy, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Education

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Granger, Tim – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2000

Describes a unit of study focusing on tessellations to show students another view of mathematics. (Author)

Descriptors: Art, Computers, Educational Technology, Elementary Education

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O'Conner, Peggy – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2000

Invites students to try magic-number tricks and discover how and why they work. (Author)

Descriptors: Algebra, Elementary Education, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction

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Mistretta, Regina; Porzio, Joseph A. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2000

Provides activities focusing on students' use of manipulatives to demonstrate understanding. (Author)

Descriptors: Elementary Education, Geometry, Manipulative Materials, Mathematics Activities

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Sakshaug, Lynae; Van Voorst, Conrad – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2000

Presents a problem on nets and polyhedra and responses to the talking club problem. (YDS)

Descriptors: Elementary Education, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving

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Lemme, Barbara – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2000

Presents a classroom project in which children use bottles and sand to explore mathematics. (Author)

Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Experiential Learning

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Porzio, Joseph A.; Mistretta, Regina M. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2000

Presents a mini-civics lesson as well as weekly activities that relate to elections held in November. (Author)

Descriptors: Data Analysis, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Mathematics Activities

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Van Voorst, Conrad – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2000

Presents responses to the Mathematics of Motion problem which includes estimating the area of shapes on grid paper. (Author/YDS)

Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Geometry, Mathematics Activities

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Anderson, Cindy L.; Anderson, Kevin M.; Wenzel, Edward J. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2000

Describes an activity in which children are given a visual indicator of a fraction with oil-and-water. (Author)

Descriptors: Demonstrations (Educational), Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Fractions

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Johnson, Iris DeLoach; Bomholt, Sarah Katherine – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2000

Provides details on how technology can be used to examine the symmetry of human faces and to experience symmetry being created instead of observed. (Author/YDS)

Descriptors: Computers, Early Childhood Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Education

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Penner, Elizabeth; Lehrer, Richard – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2000

Describes how young children used geometric shapes to model a fair playing space for "Mother, May I?" (Author)

Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Games, Mathematics Activities

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Ortiz, Enrique – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2000

Discusses a game that helps students develop and understand fraction concepts and operations. (Author)

Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Fractions, Games