Track: Best Practices Showcase

Title Session 1: Learning numbers: Intro to subQuan (pre-K & up)
Author(s): Rebecca Reiniger; D.Cooper Patterson; Anna-Marie Robertson
Moderator(s):Pionia Destiny
Date Saturday, March 17 08:00
Location: Machinima
Abstract ItOnlyTakes1 and Dream Realizations (#2 Poster Session VWBPE 2011) are combining forces in using virtual worlds to teach and broadcast their belief that number sense in individuals can be enhanced visually.  Numbers have shape and color no matter what the container size (base).  This, in turn, makes expressions and equations very easy to recognize.  We can then derive algebraic equations from data alone and you can ‘see’ it.  This is a journey from pre-Kindergarten through science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). so we have broken it apart in three sessions. In Session 1, we will introduce you to numbers in a way never seen before, thanks to the beauty of virtual worlds. The content established in this session will be the springboard for following sessions as we will teach you how to subQuan, recognize number shapes, and colors.  Our research has shown us that four and five year-olds are capable of recognizing four digit numbers in a very short period of time.  Allow your eyes to see as we take you on this journey.  Pre-requisite for Session 2 -“Application of subQuan to Algebra (4th Grade & up)” and Session 3 - “subQuan to Polynomial Derivation and beyond... (8th Grade & up)”.
Bio(s): Rebecca Reiniger: CEO & Educational Coordinator for Dream Realizations
D.Cooper Patterson: Research & Development, Dream RealizationsCognitive Engineer, ItOnlyTakes1Virtual World Certified via University of Washington
Anna-Marie Robertson: Educational Technologist/Instructional Designer, Dream RealizationsDirector of Curriculum & Instruction, ItOnlyTakes1Online HS Math Instructor

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