EDC 562: Intgr Math/Scien Maps

Synonym:

58915 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

David Sobel

Credits:

1

Seats:

18

Semester:

Spring 2009

Meeting Schedule:

Fridays 1/16 - 3/6 (1:30PM-3:29PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Curriculum & Instruction
Restricted to Education Department students through December 16; open to other Master's students on December 17.

Maps hold an implicit fascination for many children, and mapmaking is a wonderful way to build on this interest and integrate math and science in the curriculum. This project centered class will focus on developmentally appropriate map-making for the elementary and middle school grades. Class participants will make a variety of maps and explore the logistical issues of working with groups and equipment to solve curricular problems. Classroom maps, neighborhood maps, affective maps, contour maps, mind maps and treasure maps are all possibilities in this exploratory course.