September 15th through October 15th marks National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time of year where we honor the achievements, contributions, and influence of Hispanic Americans to the world. Here at STEMscopes we want to recognize some of the lesser known Hispanic pioneers in various STEM fields. Some you may know; some may be brand new to you.
Steve Baker writes for STEMscopes Math on the go. After teaching elementary math and science for years, Baker and his wife packed up his RV and hit the road with their two sons. In between homeschooling their children and traversing the country, Baker can be found pouring his knowledge into our curriculum.
The learning needs of one student are often not those of their classmates. To meet each student where they are, teachers need an eclectic set of instructional tools and strategies to draw from. As former teachers themselves, the architects of STEMscopes Math understood this and so created the kind of curriculum they wanted in the classroom. Using Roger Bybee’s 5E model as the framework for STEMscopes Math, they augmented our curriculum with Accelerate and Intervention, components that equip teachers to meet a diverse range of learning styles. We’ll review these components below.