id: 06560931
dt: j
an: 2016c.00960
au: Kurz, Terri L.; Yanik, H. Bahadir; Lee, Mi Yeon
ti: The geometry of scoliosis.
so: Teach. Child. Math. 21, No. 6, 372-375 (2015).
py: 2015
pu: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
la: EN
cc: M62 G22 G42
ut: mathematical applications; medicine; primary education; student activities;
group work; curvature; angles; measurement; uniformity; discrepancy
ci:
li: http://www.nctm.org/Publications/teaching-children-mathematics/2015/Vol21/Issue6/The-geometry-of-scoliosis/
ab: From the text: Science and mathematics often go hand-in-hand. Using
scoliosis as a context, intermediate elementary school students can
explore how geometry, specifically angle measurement, plays an
important role in recognizing the extent of a personâ€™s spine
curvature. With the frequency of scoliosis screenings in schools and
its recognition as the most common kind of spine deformity, the topic
is familiar enough to integrate into a STEM lesson. In this lesson,
intermediate elementary school students will devise a strategy to
measure the curvature of the spine of people who are diagnosed with the
condition. Students will play the role of a scientist and examine
x-rays of patients with scoliosis to try to determine a systematic way
of measuring the curvature.
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