Date: Jun 9, 1995 9:27 AM
Author: Andy Isaacs
Subject: TIMS
Recently, several people have mentioned TIMS (Teaching Integrated

Mathematics and Science), and since I work for TIMS, I thought I'd update

what was posted.

Currently, the TIMS Project has two different products. One is a

comprehensive mathematics curriculum for grades K to 5. This curriculum is

one of several that NSF funded in an effort to produce elementary

mathematics curricula embodying the ideas outlined in the NCTM Standards.

The materials will be published by the Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company,

with grades 1-3 available for the 96-97 academic year and K, 4, and 5 for

AY 97-8. The name of the curriculum is Voyager: A Mathematical Journey

Using Science and Language Arts.

The other TIMS product is a set of about 150 hands-on math/science labs for

grades K to 9. These labs use the laboratory method that Richard Fouchaux

mentioned. Many of the labs have been modified for use in Voyager.

(R. Fouchaux also mentioned that our labs take at least twice as long as we

predict. He's not the only one who has noted this, and we are trying to be

more realistic. Still, it is hard to know how long extended investigations

like our labs will take; a lot depends on the teacher and the prior

experience of the students.)

If you'd like more information about TIMS, please email us at TIMS@uic.edu.

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Andy Isaacs

TIMS Project UIC-IMSE (M/C 250)

University of Illinois at Chicago 840 W. Taylor, Rm 2075 SEL

aisaacs@uic.edu Chicago, IL 60607-7019

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