Going to Egg Island: Adventures in Grouping and Place Values (Math in a Cultural Context: Lessons Learned from Yup'ik Eskimo Elders Series)

Going to Egg Island: Adventures in Grouping and Place Values (Math in a Cultural Context: Lessons Learned from Yup'ik Eskimo Elders Series)

by Jerry Lipka
     
 

This module is designed for students in grades one and two. In a series of problems built around the story of a second-grade girl gathering sea bird eggs in the spring, students learn and apply the mathematical concepts and skills of counting and grouping two-digit numbers, estimating, measuring, sorting and place values. Students play traditional Yup'ik games while…  See more details below

Overview

This module is designed for students in grades one and two. In a series of problems built around the story of a second-grade girl gathering sea bird eggs in the spring, students learn and apply the mathematical concepts and skills of counting and grouping two-digit numbers, estimating, measuring, sorting and place values. Students play traditional Yup'ik games while simultaneously investigating number patterns, which lead to a strong sense of grouping and place values.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550592450
Publisher:
Brush Education, Inc.
Publication date:
03/15/2003
Series:
Math in a Cultural Context: Lessons Learned from Yup'ik Eskimo Elders, #1
Edition description:
Grade Level 2 (and 1), Teacher's Edition
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.47(d)

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