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BALANCED MATH APPROACH

What is a Balanced Math Program? The balanced math program aims to improve student attitudes toward math while they develop procedural fluency, conceptual understanding and problem-solving. Some components of the program which support higher-level thinking, problem solving and communication include: Activities and Resources Create independent activities to be used during guided mathematics time Independent mathematics …

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GAME BASED LEARNING

Game-Based Learning involves learning situations where children play or design games – whether digital, physical, or table-top games – in which they solve problems and gradually develop new knowledge and skills. Games have been found to improve students’ motivation and cognitive development, such as memory and reasoning. KEY FEATURES OF GAME BASES LEARNING Students working …

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11 REASONS TO TEACH CODING IN SCHOOLS

Coding in school is getting a lot of interests around the world with studies indicating it is both socially and educationally critical to learn to code since kindergarten. Increase academic motivation Acquisition of math skills Ability to problem solve Development of autonomy Team work, collaboration Development of critical thinking Improved self esteem and sense of …

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What is Next Generation of Scientific Standard (NGSS)?

NGSS consists of three dimensions that are woven together. The first dimension is Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs). There are eight practices, including “asking questions and defining problems” and “developing and using models,” which are intended to give students experiences engaging in the same work as scientists and engineers. The second dimension is Cross Cutting Concepts (CCCs). …

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How to Get Started on an Advanced Science Project

Introduction An advanced science project is science research where you produce a novel scientific contribution. It can come in the form of either new data that helps address an open question in a particular scientific field, or a new technique that improves upon methods currently being used in a scientific field. Advanced science projects can also be …

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