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

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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

How Introducing Coding at the K-12 Level can Help Bring About Equity

Posted by Larry Bernstein on July 13, 2020

While the United States has come a long way in terms of education, there are still gaps in equity. One way to level the playing field is to ensure all students have access to knowledge that will prepare them for meaningful and valued employment when they enter the workforce. With that in mind, every school district in the country should incorporate coding into its curriculum beginning in elementary school.

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Topics: equity, coding, k12 education