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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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Experts Are Made, Not Born

Teachers are incredibly busy. They need to be the experts on a variety of curricular topics, especially in the elementary years, and for a variety of learners. Most teachers have earned a bachelor’s degree and spent additional time studying pedagogy and curriculum to earn their teaching credential. Further, they have all the wisdom gained from their time in the classroom. It is highly unlikely that they spend their afternoons and evenings also reading current educational ...
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Most Recent ZPC Podcast

Episode 72 | The Teaching of Mathematics Part 2…

Incorporating Narrative with Dr. Scott Baldridge

This is a second episode of a three-part series where Chris interviews Dr. Scott Baldridge, primary author of the Eureka Math book series. They explore specific examples of narrative elements that were incorporated. Themes, Characters, and Plot devices are the subject this week. Who are the characters? What sort of Plot devices can be used? How does he include a plot, and why? Employing Aristotle’s definition of Plot, Eureka Math brings about a series of increasingly serious problems that lead to a conclusion. Thinking about the joyful communication of mathematical ideas, Scott describes how the first textbook was built upon a narrative structure with a plot and final climactic conclusion.

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