the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
the Annenberg Channel
This small collection from Learner.org provides a unique digital lab for teachers to explore new ideas in learning. The activities are designed around four strands: patterns in mathematics, seasonal changes and moon phases, geometry, and the nature of light. Each section features interactive exercises to challenge teachers' thinking about logic, pattern recognition, shape and structure, symbolic relationships, and mathematical reasoning. The authors then delve into the learning theory behind the activities and how it can be extended to learners of different ages and abilities. Each module provides links to hands-on activities for the classroom.
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Editor's Note:We highly recommend this interactive digital lab for all teachers of science and math, even those who hold advanced degrees in their content area. This lab helps break you out of the "expert" mode to see more clearly why student reasoning often develops in predictable ways. The authors provide excellent support for theory-to-practice implementation.
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