When her school district adopted STEMscopes Science in 2016, Alicia Chiasson knew there was something special about it. A 6th-grade math and science teacher with 27 years of experience, Chiasson loved how each scope (lesson) is rooted in inquiry. She was so happy with the results in her classroom that she decided to join the STEMscopes team as a curriculum writer in January 2018.
BRIDGING THE STUDENT GAP BETWEEN THE PROBLEM AND THE SOLUTION
As teachers, it is easy for us to get caught up in the solution to a math problem and focus simply on that. But for our students, there needs to be more to it than that.
Yes, we all know that Pi Day on March 14th is a fun excuse to eat one of the best desserts ever, but it’s also a great time to recognize just how irrationally awesome the number pi is.
Last week, we discussed the “what” and “why” of using intentional discourse in the math instruction. Now, we’ll provide you with actionable tips and expectations to take into your classroom that will create a positive learning experience for both you and your students.
Math education means flipping flashcards, regurgitating formulas, powering through endless worksheets, and a whole lot of memorization, right? Think again.