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Alcantara-Garcia, Jocelyn; Ploeger, Rebecca – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
Polymers are present in most organic materials in the field of cultural heritage science and art conservation. This makes the study of polymer chemistry necessary in art conservation graduate training programs. Given each program approaches this important topic in different ways, the present paper describes areas of common ground and problems we,…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Plastics
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Llewellyn, Douglas; Pray, Sandra; DeRose, Rob; Ottman, William – Science and Children, 2016
This column presents ideas and techniques to enhance science teaching. In this month's issue an upper elementary Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) challenge brings an engineer into the classroom while emphasizing cooperation, communication, and creativity. STEM activities come in various shapes and sizes. Some are quite involved…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Science, Engineering Technology
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Gurl, Theresa J.; Fox, Ryan; Dabovic, Nikolina; Leavitt, Arielle Eager – Mathematics Teacher, 2016
The implementation of the Common Core's Standards for Mathematical Practice can pose a challenge to all teachers of mathematics but especially to preservice teachers. These standards require teaching in a way that often differs from what preservice teachers have experienced as learners. Standard 1--"Make sense of problems and persevere in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Experience
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Zolkower, Betina A.; Rubel, Laurie H. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2015
"Low threshold, high ceiling" tasks are accessible to diverse learners; invite a wide range of approaches; and hold the potential to further challenge, strengthen, and extend everyone's mathematical reasoning. In this article, the authors present a family of Brick Pyramid problems as examples of "low threshold, high ceiling"…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Mathematical Concepts, Concept Formation
Cymber, Joyce – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), 2011
Many students lack problem-solving skills. As teenagers, they tend to blame external forces or other people when something goes wrong, instead of trying to understand the root cause to prevent it from happening again. This article discusses the Lean Six Sigma methodology for problem solving, which the Board of Cooperative Educational Services in…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Statistical Analysis, Quality Control, Measurement Techniques
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Golden, Margaret – Language and Literacy Spectrum, 2007
The author describes 10 classroom activities that are designed to promote reading comprehension and organizational skills in the context of solving math problems. These lessons help students to clarify the information within math problems, identify what operations are necessary, and express their solutions more accurately and precisely. A…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods
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Rickard, Laura N.; Wilson, Colette – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2006
"Lettuce Learn Math" is an interdisciplinary program that has effectively linked a small-scale agricultural production system to a sixth-grade mathematics and science curriculum. The mathematical concepts and skills, including measurement and geometry, taught in this project met and often exceeded the standards set by New York state for…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach, Agricultural Education