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AIMS is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting teachers to facilitate the development of a robust mathematical and/or scientific knowledge within their students.

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Pointing Towards Finger Usage

“Sixteen!” My grandson shouts, sitting on the floor smiling, fingers extended. We had been playing with his toy cars. He counted out nine, gave them to me, and I put them behind me out of his sight. He then counted out seven more, gave them to me also, and I hid them under a nearby pillow. I asked him how many cars I had together. He counted to nine, extending fingers, stopping when he had ...
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Most Recent ZPC Podcast

Episode 88 | Comparing Traditional and Constructivist Oriented Pedagogies

n May 2018 FPU will graduate the first group of Master’s degree students, who have been scholarshipped by AIMS in the present manner. During the Summer of 2018 we will be hearing from some of them on ZPC.

Cassie Siesemore joins Chris via Zoom this week, there are some audio difficulties because of internet connection problems for this we apologize. Cassie recently conducted an active study in a classroom in which she attempted a Controlled experiment in which she taught students in a mode she characterizes as “Constructivist,” while another teacher maintained a more “traditional” approach. Both teachers taught a unit in the same content and topics, pre & post assessments were conducted and compared.

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