STEMscopes Celebrates the Achievements of Hispanic STEM Pioneers

Posted by John Vogel on September 13, 2021

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.

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Topics: mathematical reasoning, productive struggle, math

Solving Word Problems With Three Reads

Posted by Richard Kingham on August 27, 2021

Introduction

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Topics: mathematical reasoning, productive struggle, math

Going the Extra Mile: Acceleration and Intervention

Posted by Richard Kingham on July 07, 2021

Introduction

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.

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Topics: mathematical reasoning, math, "STEM"

Which Way is Right? Problem-Solving in Mathematics

Posted by Richard Kingham on May 24, 2021

The Mona Lisa is surprisingly, almost shockingly, small. Yet its far-reaching influence has made it synonymous with greatness. “Well, that painting is good, but I mean, it’s not the Mona Lisa,” the armchair art critic will opine. Upon seeing it for the first time in real life, some observers remark with puzzlement and a hint of disappointment: “That’s it? Huh.” 

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Topics: mathematical reasoning, math, real world connection

The Ultimate Guide to Teaching with Mathematical Discourse | Part 1

Posted by Lindsey Sönmez on January 07, 2020

Math education means flipping flashcards, regurgitating formulas, powering through endless worksheets, and a whole lot of memorization, right? Think again.

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Topics: intentional discourse, mathematical reasoning, productive struggle, math