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How useful are manipulatives in mathematics?

How useful are manipulatives in mathematics? | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
How much help is provided to a teacher and student by the use of  manipulatives--that is, concrete objects meant to help illustrate a mathematical idea? My sense is that most teachers and parents...
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This Isn't the Petition Response You're Looking For

This Isn't the Petition Response You're Looking For | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Paul Shawcross, Chief of the Science and Space Branch at the White House Office of Mgt and Budget

 

OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE RESPONSE TO: Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016. 

 

The Administration shares your desire for job creation and a strong national defense, but a Death Star isn't on the horizon. Here are a few reasons:

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Best move ever by the govt to encourage the study of STEM subjects

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'STEAM' Education Gains Momentum in Schools

'STEAM' Education Gains Momentum in Schools | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Laura Devaney, eSchool News

 

For years, educators have been told about the importance of STEM education in ensuring the nation’s competitiveness in a global economy. Now, a new movement seeks to amend that acronym to “STEAM”—with an “A” for the arts.

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