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Two More Things to Worry About
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Hope you enjoy this short tour of Beaver Nation. With access to world class facilities and people, the sky's the limit. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your OSU Experience. http://poweredbyorange.com/2013/10/08/welcome-back/ Check us out online! Twitter: https://twitter.com/oregonstateuniv Instagram: http://instagram.com/oregonstateuniv Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/osubeavers Google+: https://plus.google.com/105781677703405176212/posts Concept inspired by: http://www.yout
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Artists are often particularly keen observers and precise recorders of the physical conditions of the natural world. As a result, paintings can be good resources for learning about ecology. Teachers can use this lesson to examine with students the interrelationship of geography, natural resources, and climate and their effects on daily life. It also addresses the roles students can take in caring for the environment. Students will look at paintings that represent cool temperate, warm temperate,
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In this activity students learn about the natural phenomena that create a total eclipse. Students also explore the history, mythology, science, and math that relate to these amazing events. NASA scientists and engineers introduce a satellite where scientists make artificial eclipses in order to learn more about the Sun's corona. Using hands-on lessons, web-based activities and simple tools, students will measure the angular size and predict the angular distance of objects in the sky. Grades 6-8.
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Argumentation and Communication, Fall 2002
A writing practicum associated with 11.200 and 11.205 that focuses on helping students present their ideas in cogent, persuasive arguments and other analytical frameworks. Reading and writing assignments and other exercises stress the connections between clear thinking, critical reading, and effective writing. This course examines the principles and practices of clear and effective communication in addressing public issues and policies. It aims to help students plan, organize, and present their
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Learning outcomes

The learning outcomes for this unit are to:

  • engage in a number of activities that involve visualisation and learn from your own experiences what it means;

  • learn the views of a well-known mathematics educator talking about visualisation and find out how your views compare with those of some other secondary-school mathematics teachers;

  • learn some ways that visualising could be incorporated into your classroom and consider a number of resources that mi
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5. Conclusion
This unit looks at visualisation as it relates to mathematics, focusing upon how it can be used to improve learning. It will also identify ways in which to make more use of visualisation within the classroom.
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