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King, Donna; English, Lyn – Teaching Science, 2016
Nationally and internationally there have been calls for a focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) teaching and learning in schools to prepare students for the many future careers in the STEM fields. One way to do this is through engineering activities that provide opportunities for integrating STEM to solve problems using…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Engineering, Grade 5, Foreign Countries
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Green, Daniel; Kearney, Thomas – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2015
Emperor penguins, the largest of all the penguin species, attain heights of nearly four feet and weigh up to 99 pounds. Many students are not motivated to learn mathematics when textbook examples contain largely nonexistent contexts or when the math is not used to solve significant problems found in real life. This article's project explores how…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Animals, Foreign Countries, Measurement
Agaoglu, Onur – Online Submission, 2014
It is crucial that gifted and talented students should be supported by different educational methods for their interests and skills. The science and arts centres (gifted centres) provide the Supportive Education Program for these students with an interdisciplinary perspective. In line with the program, an ICT lesson entitled "Computer…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Science Instruction, Science Activities, Special Education
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Roche, Anne; Clarke, Doug – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2014
Anne Roche and Doug Clarke discuss the importance of developing students' persistence in relation to problem solving during the use of challenging tasks. They provide a useful list of strategies that teachers can use to encourage persistence amongst their students.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Academic Persistence, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics
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Griva, Eleni – English Teaching Forum, 2007
These two story-based lesson plans were designed to address the lack of motivation and interest by students in a sixth grade English class in Greece. The lessons appeal to young learners who want to be creative and imaginative by making learning entertaining. The animal stories are authentic texts, not graded readers, with helpful visuals. They…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lesson Plans, Grade 6, English (Second Language)