Accession Number : ADA262938


Title :   Math Carnival Nights (Planting the Seeds for Engineers in Elementary School)


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : NAVAL COMMAND CONTROL AND OCEAN SURVEILLANCE CENTER RDT AND E DIV SAN DIEGO CA


Personal Author(s) : Daugherty, Therese


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262938.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 8


Abstract : A good grounding in mathematics is a prerequisite for anyone wanting to become an engineer. However, studies have shown that by high school, most girls avoid math. Many factors, including even toys and books, combine to tell girls they cannot be good at math. One way to dispel this misconception and help increase the pool of young women able to consider engineering is a family-centered mathematics Carnival that can be sponsored by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and other professional organizations. Interesting and enjoyable mathematics games help both parents and children see that math is much more than dull school exercises. With each yearly Carnival series, the kids discover that math can be fun, and see that women not only can do well in mathematics, but also use it in real life as engineers. This paper will provide tips for organizing such a Math Carnival.


Descriptors :   *SKILLS , *MATHEMATICS , *CHILDREN , *MOTIVATION , *FEMALES , REPRINTS , SYMPOSIA , FAMILY MEMBERS , BOOKS , RECREATION , AWARENESS , LEARNING , ENGINEERS , PLANNING , TEACHING METHODS , SCHOOLS


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Psychology
      Numerical Mathematics
      Statistics and Probability


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE