Contacts For Hands on Maths

This section is aimed at people with an interest in the learning of mathematics who want to see manipulatives and interactives, if used at all, used well, typically: Parents or grandparents looking for toys with some value Teachers wondering whether (or not) to buy apparatus for their classrooms Museum professionals planning a hands-on maths galleryContinue reading “Contacts For Hands on Maths”

Watch out for Lego Conference in 2014

LEGO® Engineering Conference – 24 September 2013, 9am – 5.30pm Purpose: Incorporating LEGO® Robotics in Computing, Science, Maths, and D&T education LEGO® Education and the Department of Computer Science at Warwick are partnering to present a LEGO®Engineering Conference. Student engagement is vital for every successful educator and getting students excited about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics isContinue reading “Watch out for Lego Conference in 2014”

Study into the motivational use of LEGO

A Study of Motivation and Problem Solving Using LEGO® Education BuildToExpress™ in Elementary Social Studies Lessons by Cindy Little, Ph.D. BaylorUniversity BuildToExpress™ is a process that focuses on developing academic, social, and cognitive skills in individuals from ages six to adult. The process uses LEGO® Education Expressions Sets that allow for the building of thoughtsContinue reading “Study into the motivational use of LEGO”

robotics teaching tips

This comes from Lego and is really useful as a guide: Robotics Teaching Tips Options ‎10-31-2013 04:18 PM Robotics Teaching Tips – John Heffernan In this section, I pass along some teaching tips and other observation from teaching robotics for eight years. Kids very aware of their schoolwork and teacher’s methods.  Be thoughtful about your methodsContinue reading “robotics teaching tips”

Lego Based Maths Reviewed

This is a review of the potential of using lego to build a maths curriculum: 1. The use of simple blocks and models to create primary lessons There is a huge room for use of Lego in the primary curriculum.  It needs structuring a nd codifying but I think it could be a real hit.Continue reading “Lego Based Maths Reviewed”

Philosophy of Inquiry Maths

What is inquiry-based learning? An old adage states: “Tell me and I forget, show me and I remember, involve me and I understand.” The last part of this statement is the essence of inquiry-based learning, says our workshop author Joe Exline 1. Inquiry implies involvement that leads to understanding. Furthermore, involvement in learning implies possessing skills andContinue reading “Philosophy of Inquiry Maths”