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Mathematics and science!!!!

  1. 1. MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE By: Katie Napier and Wesley Price
  2. 2. CHARACTERISTICS/DESCRIPTION  Promotes inquiry among students  Fosters innovation and creativity  Focuses upon the development of skills (rather than the rote memorization of facts)  Enables learning through experiences  Encourages collaboration among peers
  3. 3. IMPORTANCE OF MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE  Science and Math provide a foundation for success in the 21st Century. These areas encourage critical thinking and autonomy through experimentation, journaling, data, and analysis. Rather than promoting memorization of facts, the instructor should coach students to develop skills that will prepare them for life in the 21st Century.
  4. 4. ROLE OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS  The acquisition of math skills increases personal development in the workplace and enhances mental abilities.  Science is present in daily life through the application of the scientific method, which allows individuals to make sensible and safe decisions.  Math and science promote literacy and numeracy skills and enhances essential technical skills.
  5. 5. TECHNOLOGY       WebQuest: to take a journey through the solar system to learn more about the sun and our planets Digital Stories: to complete lab reports (such as demonstrating how to create a series circuit). Podcasts: to describe how they solved a particular math problem utilizing the order of operations Voki: to create an avatar that resembles Galileo which will describe why heavy objects fall at the same rate as light objects when in free fall. QR Codes: to post assignments or links to interactive websites (such as Phet Tutorials) Blogs: to write about experiments in which they used the scientific method (such as testing rocks)
  6. 6. STEP-BY-STEP PROCEDURE Discuss three major types of rocks: sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous  Participate in a “wonder wander” to collect rocks  Take pictures of collected rocks to upload onto class blog  Make an educated guess (hypothesis)  Tests to identify rocks:  • Calculate density using graduated cylinder • Attempt to fracture rock • Use a magnifying glass to determine texture/composition • Scrape against white tile to determine rock’s streak
  7. 7. PROCEDURE, CONTINUED Work in groups to research information regarding discovered characteristics  Record test results and researched data in graphical form  Create a podcast explaining their application of the scientific method (post on class blog)  Create a Prezi to display data 
  8. 8. ASSESSMENT o Podcasts must include: • • • o Hypothesis Methods of testing Conclusion Prezi Presentations must include: • • • • • • Hypothesis Methods of testing Results of testing/observations Researched information Graphical data Conclusion
  9. 9. CONCLUSION  Reality Check: In a recent international assessment of 15-year-old students, the U.S. ranked: • 28th in math literacy • 24th in science literacy • 20th among all nations in the proportion of 24-year-olds who earn degrees in natural science or engineering  Overall, the goal of the Twenty First Century Skills Movement is to prepare our students for their futures within an increasingly competitive global economy and to inspire the students to become lifelong learners.
  10. 10. WORKS CITED GeoMan's Rock Identiication. (2013, November 14). Retrieved from ID/RockIDChart.html  Rocks and Minerals. (2013, November 14). Retrieved from Discover Education: /instructiontutor_last.html  Kuenzi, J. (2013, November 14). Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education: Background, Federal Policy, and Legislative Action. Retrieved from University of Nebraska Lincoln: 