A Geometric Scavenger Hunt

by: Julie Smart and Jeff Marshall

Children possess a genuine curiosity for exploring the natural world around them. One third grade teacher capitalized on this inherent trait by leading her students on “A Geometric Scavenger Hunt.” The four-lesson inquiry investigation described in this article integrates mathematics and science. Among the students discoveries was the fact that geometry was no longer just an isolated concept in their math books; rather, it provided a tool that allowed them to examine their world in a completely different way.

Level

Elementary School

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 10/1/2007Volume 045Issue 02

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