Applying Math Skills to a Real-World Problem

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Nada (not verified)

This is how learning should be!

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I love what this teacher has done, learning by doing is one of the most effective types of learning, because it is practical and multidisciplinary. It is also FUN!!! Apart from its academic advantages, it also teaches kids to cooperate, communicate, find solutions, decide which one is best etc. The challenge would be teachers. Many don't know how to get out of the textbook and use techniques like these. , but it can and should be done.

G. Neff (not verified)

Applying math skills to real-world problems

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Inspiring. I found the project, the courage of Eeva Reeder, the contribution of the two architects Miller and Weise, and the way the students rose to the challenge inspiring. I would anticipate many future architects and other building professionals coming from these students in future years.

Sheila Cropley (not verified)

project based learning

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Mrs. Kieselbach,
I'm currently an education major and I has this assignmtn to do on this video, when I saw it I thought of you. I thought it was such a greata concept and thought you might want to take a look since LVA is so projected based learning.Mrs. Cropley

Cathleen V. Sanders (not verified)

I found this article very

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I found this article very exciting. Having taught high school mathematics for 36 years, I think it is wonderful to know that teachers are using great projects like these. These projects allow students to relate mathemetics to useful and important issues in the world. Unfortunately, math is very often taught as lists of rules, theorems to memorize, and tests to pass. I have always believed that it is essential for students to know that school is a place where students learn how to apply what they are learning.

I hope that my web pages on The Math Forum (http://mathforum.org/~sanders/) will assist teachers, and provide ideas for projects and activities than can enrich students' mathematical experiences.

Aloha from Hawaii,
Cathleen V. Sanders

DS (not verified)

great model

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This is a great model for learning. We can incorporate so many of our educational standards, across disciplines, into activities like this. This is an example of real, applicable learning that is concrete. Hurray!

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