NA Materials Lesson 5.doc - NATIVE AMERICAN MATHEMATICS INTEGRATIVE LESSON ON MEASUREMENT SESSION TITLE Pre-Contact Native American Shelters(Lesson 5

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NATIVE AMERICAN MATHEMATICS INTEGRATIVE LESSON ON MEASUREMENT SESSION TITLE: Pre-Contact Native American Shelters (Lesson 5) INTEGRATION POINT EXAMPLE GUIDEPOST: Wheeler, R. & Wheeler, E. (2003) “Modern Mathematics”, pages Musser, G., Burger, W. & Peterson, B. (2003) “Mathematics for Elementary Teachers”, pages Smith, K. (2004), “The Nature of Mathematics”, pages APPROXIMATE LESSON TIME: 50 minutes FOCAL MATHEMATICAL CONTENT 1. Analyzing geometric shapes 2. Describing three-dimensional shapes 3. Surface area 4. Volume GOALS OF THE SESSION Students who complete this lesson will be able to: 1. Develop an appreciation for geometric shapes used in Pre- Contact Native American Shelters 2. Identify and describe the geometric shapes used in different cultural regions. 3. Investigate the mathematical content required for constructing a tipi. 4. Plan and design a model of a tipi 5. Calculate the surface area and volume of a model tipi and determine culturally- related materials required to cover the structure. METHODS OF INTEGRATION INTO ESTABLISHED COURSE Examples of points of integration are most naturally with sections 13.3 and 13.4 of Musser, et al.,”Mathematics for Elementary Teachers," which is a commonly used text for a foundations of mathematics course for preservice elementary mathematics teachers (although other texts such as Wheeler & Wheeler, or Smith also would be appropriate--this lesson and others offered are not textbook- specific). Mathematical ideas and concepts discussed in these sections of Musser (and the other such texts) include measurement, surface area and volume.This lesson will supplement these topics by presenting Native American shelters as both practical geometric constructions and abstract geometric
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representation of the Native Peoples’ world. MULTIPLE REPRESENTATIONS 1. Drawings of geometric shapes 2. Pictures of housing types 3. Overhead projector transparencies of worksheets 4. Models of shelter 5. Field trip to Native American Pow Wow 6. Power point presentation SESSION-RELATED QUESTIONS FROM THE STUDENTS OR INSTRUCTOR Instructor-generated questions about how resources and cultural life style play a role in determining shelter types and communities. Instructor- generated questions about how a mobile subsistence culture play a role in creating the tipi structure.
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  • Spring '14
  • JanetH.Keefer

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