tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3187400331312216045.post5673260261200658817..comments2017-05-23T09:17:04.066-07:00Comments on Learning With Projects & Service: Motivate students with project based learningEducation Rebelhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04290367268761441500noreply@blogger.comBlogger3125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3187400331312216045.post-21518786294026727752009-12-19T05:55:36.912-07:002009-12-19T05:55:36.912-07:00In this era of web 2.0, we easily get nice & u...In this era of web 2.0, we easily get nice & updated information for research purposes... I'd definitely appreciate the work of the said blog owner... Thanks!<br />................................<br /><br /><b><a href="http://www.usatermpapers.com" rel="nofollow">academic term papers</a>-<a href="http://www.usatermpapers.com/Term_Paper_Sample.htm" rel="nofollow">Term Paper Samples</a></b>Buy Term Papershttp://www.usatermpapers.com/buy_term_papers.htmnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3187400331312216045.post-77015375963896120942008-03-12T15:40:00.000-07:002008-03-12T15:40:00.000-07:00Agreed. Too many folks look at rigor, student rel...Agreed. Too many folks look at rigor, student relationships and interest as opposing forces in education. Any good teacher knows, that if your allowed a chance to develop a good relationship with a student, everything becomes easier... classroom management.. attendance... motivation.<BR/><BR/>It often feels like we squeeze these out and end up creating other contrived, overly structured systems that attempt to solve that of what would be previously mitigated. <BR/><BR/>Good comments,<BR/><BR/>Shane Krukowski<BR/>Project-Based Learning Systems<BR/>Milwaukee, WI<BR/>www.projectfoundry.orgShane Krukowskihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03421167254540548061noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3187400331312216045.post-70669695664337972032008-02-06T23:55:00.000-07:002008-02-06T23:55:00.000-07:00The ideas of firing up students with learning that...The ideas of firing up students with learning that is of interest to them is right on. Generally speaking, arithmetic such as long division, multiplying 3-digit numbers by 4-digit numbers (if anyone still does that) will not inspire too many students.<BR/><BR/>Yet,students must often go through all of these loops before having an opportunity to experience algebra. We now know that 3rd,4th and 5th graders can easily be shown how to understand and solve algebraic linear equations such as 4x + 3 = 3x + 9, as well as how to solve verbal problems of various kinds, such as "If 1/3 of a number is increased by 12, the result is the same as 2/3 of the number, increased by 4. Find the number." <BR/><BR/>It is not true, for example, that students need to "master" fractions before being exposed to this kind of problem.<BR/><BR/>Actually, very little more than the definition of fractional parts is needed to solve the above problem. In any case students can work on computational skills at the same time they work with algebraic concepts. <BR/><BR/>Pappert uses the expression, "learning without being taught." An intuitive algebraic learning environment can enable grade school children to learn (often on their own) many key algebraic concepts, such as the subtraction property of equality and the distributive law.<BR/><BR/>Algebra IS a motivator! Especially so for grade school students when they experience success with what looks like advanced mathematics.<BR/><BR/>See the Verbal Problem of the Week section at www.borenson.com to get an idea of how young students use Hands-On Equations to solve algebraic verbal problems.Henry Borenson, Ed.D.http://www.blogger.com/profile/08802274549861879287noreply@blogger.com