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Perspectives class, taught by Dr. Nita Ganguly, provides an exploration of the development of ideas in mathematics and science throughout history. Emphasis for this course is on critical thinking and writing skills, lesson planning, and exploration of mathematical and science concepts.  In a recent lesson on the age of the earth, students created a geologic time line of the earth, mapping the eras and major events of the earth.

 


During the fall semester, Classroom Interactions students of Dr. Elizabeth MacTavish are hands-on with various STEM activities that complement both content and pedagogy.  The Marshmallow Challenge activity helped students understand how analytical, practical, creative, and research-based thinking can be implemented in a single lesson.  Congrats to Benjamin, Daniel, and Rosie for building the tallest free-standing structure to support their marshmallow!


 

How tall is GA Karen Cheng?  In a recent Functions and Modeling class, the students used cups to model an equation that could be used to determine how many cups are needed to reach a certain height.  In this case, be at least as tall as the Graduate Assistant.

 

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