- January 2007
- Mixed Media
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- ISBN eBook
Patterns and Parkas - Kit
Investigating Geometric Principles, Shapes, Patterns, and Measurement
Sandi Pendergrast, Jerry Lipka, Daniel Lynn Watt, Kay Gilliland, Nancy Sharp
Grade two students learn about the properties of shapes including squares, rectangles, triangles, and parallelograms. They learn a variety of ways to make those shapes and how Yup’ik elders use these shapes to create patterns. As the students make shapes, they learn about geometrical relationships, symmetry, congruence, proofs and measuring. Students connect learning in the community to learning in school. Includes one teacher resource, one student reader (Iluvaktuq), seven posters, and one CD-ROM.
About the series Math in a Cultural Context This series is a supplemental math curriculum based on the traditional wisdom and practices of the Yup’ik people of southwest Alaska. The result of more than a decade of collaboration between math educators and Yup’ik elders, these modules connect cultural knowledge to school mathematics. Students are challenged to communicate and think mathematically as they solve inquiry-oriented problems, which require creative, practical and analytical thinking. Classroom-based research strongly suggests that students engaged in this curriculum can develop deeper mathematical understandings than students who engage only with a procedure-oriented, paper-and-pencil curriculum.