Track: Best Practices Showcase

Title Session 3: subQuan to Polynomial Derivation and beyond... (9th Grade - HigherEd)
Author(s): Rebecca Reiniger; D.Cooper Patterson; Anna-Marie Robertson
Moderator(s):Stephen Sixpence
Date Saturday, March 17 10:00
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.  Please note that the previous sessions are a pre-requisite for the latter. Session 3, as our final session in the series, subQuan metapatterns are investigated further and polynomials are derived from data only.  We move beyond the virtual world, but still within it, into a Google spreadsheet to highlight the functionality of a differences table and its application to STEM concepts.  Session 1 -”Learning numbers: Intro to subQuan (pre-K & up)” and Session 2 -”Application of subQuan to Algebra (4th Grade & up)” highly recommended
Bio(s): Rebecca Reiniger: CEO & Educational Coordinator, Dream RealizationsMEd, Secondary Education, Mathematics, George Fox University
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 and Instruction, ItOnlyTakes1Online HS Mathematics Educator

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