Elementary STEM News
Hour of Code : December 5th - December 11th
Upcoming Irvine Math Project Trainings
4th: 1/26, 2/2
5th: 3/6, 3/7
Please register with Schoolnet . You can find the training by clicking on “Educator Development” on the navigation bar at the top of the page, then using the “PD Calendar” or searching by activity in the PD Search.
IUSD's 36th Annual District Science Fair will be held on February 28, 2017
Fluency Without Fear: Research Evidence on the Best Ways to Learn Math Facts by Jo Boaler, co-founder youcubed
"Teachers should help students develop math facts, not by emphasizing facts for the sake of facts or using ‘timed tests’ but by encouraging students to use, work with and explore numbers. As students work on meaningful number activities they will commit math facts to heart at the same time as understanding numbers and math. They will enjoy and learn important mathematics rather than memorize, dread and fear mathematics."
Get Girls Interested in STEM!
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IVC Course Offering for Elementary Teachers
Math 20 Catalog Description:
This course is designed for current and prospective teachers who seek to improve their knowledge of elementary mathematics. Topics covered include: problem-solving techniques; numeration and whole numbers; integers, rational numbers and real numbers; ratios, proportions, decimals and percents; set theory; elementary number theory.