This article shares how the approaches to learning can be integrated into mathematics through a shift in focus from pure concept teaching to the process of learning and integrating skill development. Regardless of level of proficiency in mathematics, every student enjoys and learns from the activity.
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Grade 3 students make meaningful connections
In this article you will read about a grade three student sharing with her classmates an awareness of risks and challenges in childhood as part of the “sharing the planet” unit of inquiry.
Ways to facilitate language development through concept-based inquiry
This article brings together effective practices for language development and concept-based inquiry to simplify some important principles all educators should consider.
Igloo inquiry goes beyond mathematics
This article illustrates how a year 5 class built an igloo out of milk cartons while working on area and perimeter. When the roof collapsed, great learning occurred by not only discussing resilience, but also exploring how to rebuild the model.
How to support student-led inquiry through “Teaching for Artistic Behavior”
In this article you will read about how the teaching for artistic behavior framework has enabled an art teacher to authentically encourage and support student-led inquiry every minute of every day in the art room. Students worked independently and in small groups to discover how art was connected to every other aspect of their lives.
Festivals and celebrations are part of life
This article shows how grade 2 students expressed themselves through a unit on celebrations. They inquired into celebrations and festivities and how they are connected to belief systems, cultures and human spirit.