
05668528
j
2010c.00329
Handa, Yuichi
Mattman, Thomas
Knot theory with young children.
Math. Teach. Inc. Micromath 2008, No. 211, 3235 (2008).
2008
Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM), Derby
EN
G42
D42
geometric concepts
teaching methods
elementary school mathematics
geometry
manipulative materials
Summary: There are many interesting explorations that can be done in knot theory, the study of mathematical knots. This article offers some knot theory activities that are appropriate for elementary grade children. These activities teach some basic concepts from knot theory as a natural extension of commonlytaught geometric ideas. (Contains 10 figures.) (ERIC)