Track: Best Practices Showcase

Title Interactive Base Number Sheets in a Virtual World
Author(s): Rebecca Reiniger; D.Cooper Patterson; Anna-Marie Robertson
Moderator(s):Fran Gustav
Date Friday, March 16 11:00
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). Teacher and Student Base Number Sheets (BNS) editions allow for pre-arranged curriculum or free play.  These products are available for use with your classes when you sign on to research with Dream Realizations on our wiki.  We will demonstrate their use and interactivity giving you some insights into the control text involved behind the boards.
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, University of Washington
Anna-Marie Robertson: Educational Technologist/Instructional Designer, Dream RealizationsDirector of Curriculum and Instruction, ItOnlyTakes1Online HS Mathematics Educator

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