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Eix Modular Math with Beads

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Sandy Eix - 3 years ago
Description
I was challenged to come up with a "tinkering" or…
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Submitted By
Sandy Eix - 3 years ago
Description
I was challenged to come up with a "tinkering" or "inquiry" for elementary mathematics. This was my answer to the challenge! When you add on a circular number line, you create repeating cycles of numbers. From there, you can represent the cycles with bead patterns and start to ask questions about the nature of the cycles, and how they change on different "clocks". Modular mathematics is an important part of representing any repeating pattern mathematically (dates, times, patterns of atoms in crystals, even patterns in weaving).
Subject
Mathematics
Keywords
superconference
addition
arithmetic
patterns
Learning Standards
arithmetic, looking for number patterns, math inquiry
Duration
15-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 26, 2017
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Starting with Soil by the Centre for Ecoliteracy

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 2 years ago
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With animation, interactivity, and sound effects,…
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 2 years ago
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With animation, interactivity, and sound effects, Starting with Soil demonstrates how plants and animals cooperate to make the soil we need to grow healthy food. Kids learn that soil starts with bare rock and discover how long it takes nature to make one inch of topsoil. (Spoiler alert: it takes 500 years!) Different chapters convey the importance of pollinators and the critical roles animals, the weather, microorganisms, and cover crops play in organic farming. Designed for students ages 7-9, Starting with Soil allows users to plant seeds, build a compost pile, drag a microscope over different organisms in soil to get a better look, and view the symbiosis at work when corn, beans, and squash are planted together.
Subject
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Geography
Keywords
Ecosystem
Growing Food
Gardens
Compost
Pollinators
URLs
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/download/starting-soil
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018