Math & Science
In the past, the teaching of mathematics has often been a skill-based, content-free experience. Yet, math is a fundamental component of much of our modern world and can be taught using real world problems, data, and examples. We see examples of real life math in business, the sciences and even when playing games and solving puzzles.
This course will take advantage of Internet resources in the use of real life math. By assessing resources on the web, we will begin to prepare a portfolio of both on-line and off-line classroom projects that can be used to teach math in your specific classroom. This course will introduce you to a vast array of ideas, many of which can be integrated into any classroom.
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