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ERIC Number: EJ1046009
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Learning by Sorting
Lovrencic, Michael; Vena, Laurie
Science Teacher, v81 n2 p57-60 Feb 2014
A kinesthetic technique for learning to recognize elements and compounds is presented in this article. The current common pedagogy appears to merge recognition and implementation into one naming method. A separate recognition skill is critical to students being able to correctly name and write the formulas of compounds. This article focuses on that recognition skill--distinguishing between different types of elements and compounds--using simple ordered recognition techniques (SORTs) to help students to practice it. The SORT method was a way to move toward a method of instruction where all steps necessary for the process of writing formulas and naming compounds were taught explicitly and modeled.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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