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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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Thinking Science

Nineteen states along with the District of Columbia have officially adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Oregon is the only one of those that has fully migrated through adoption to full implementation of the NGSS standards. Administrators and classroom teachers alike are aware that adopting any new standards and then successfully implementing them is challenging, time-consuming, and costly. Adoption and implementation are merely the first steps in the process, but a big part of ...
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Most Recent ZPC Podcast

Episode 89 | Polya’s Problem Solving Strategies at Work in the Classroom

In 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.

Chris is joined by Mr. Joseph Schuster who teaches mathematics in a small, rural, high school in Central California. Joe completed his research this past academic year and graduated in May of 2018. He focused on the effects of first informing students of Georg Polya’s, Four Step Problem Solving Process, and then helping them to bring them to recollection while they are working though various problems in the curriculum. He conducted a quantitative study in which he assessed his students at the beginning and end of a period weeks of instruction. The assessment used was a validated and considered reliable Assessment of Student Attitudes Towards Mathematics battery. His results are reported here.

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