Ok. Open your envelopes, sort your numbers and discover how the numbers relate to each other, I said to the 5th grade class. The envelopes contained slips of paper printed with two base numbers and their factors. The base numbers are underlined and each set is in a unique font. I was using inquiry-based learning method with my class.
“Inquiry–based learning (also enquiry–based learning in British English) starts by posing questions, problems or scenarios—rather than simply presenting established facts or portraying a smooth path to knowledge. The process is often assisted by a facilitator.” Wikipedia
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Seventeen years ago, we were preparing to enter the 21st century.
If you’re over 40 you probably remember stockpiling canned goods, bottled water and beef jerky, waiting for the giant cyber crash, while hiding in your basement (something to do with 100101010 binary computer code stuff I think). It never happened. Continue reading “21st Century Classroom”
One of my favorite things about education is researching.
I love the thrill of the hunt when I am on the trail of a fabulous new activity or teaching method. Over the years I have discovered many valuable resources. Below are a few of my favorite resources. Get a cup of coffee (in Australian, a cuppa, throwback to my friend Maxine Driscoll), click on a few links and learn a little! I hope you enjoy a few of my favorite things.
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