How STEMscopes Works: A Teacher’s Introduction to STEMscopes Math Lessons

Posted by David Alviar on August 11, 2020

STEMscopes is built around an instructional concept pioneered by Rodger Bybee in the 1980s and further refined over the subsequent decades. In this model, called the 5E model, each scope (lesson) follows a sequence of 5 phases:

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Topics: math, 5Es

Math as the Language of STEM

Posted by David Alviar on August 10, 2020

If we consider science to be the understanding of phenomena, technology the tools used to investigate phenomena, and engineering the application of what we learn, then math is the language that unites all three. This blog explores how math relates to the other “STEM” fields and why it’s important to have a strong foundation in math in order to be a successful STEM professional.

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Topics: math, "STEM"

Process Over Answer

Posted by Richard Kingham on July 31, 2020

Introduction

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Topics: math

3 Easy Steps to Making Math a Daily Routine at Home

Posted by John Vogel on July 31, 2020

We all know that very familiar adage, practice makes perfect—or as my third-grade teacher liked to say, practice makes permanent. It’s an all-too-familiar phrase that perfectly sums up the idea that the more you work on something, the better you get at it over time. Ask any expert, no matter what their particular field of expertise, and they will tell you the exact same thing. They got to where they are today by making their field of expertise a daily discipline and working on it every single day.

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Topics: math, distance learning, at-home

Celebrating the teachers that make it possible: Nicole Blakeslee

Posted by Lindsey Sönmez on July 22, 2020
Part of what makes STEMscopes a success is the amazing team of teachers that contribute their knowledge and expertise to help write our curriculum. We are so grateful for these teachers, and this month, we’d like to give a special thanks to Nicole Blakeslee.
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Topics: teacher writers