Research on the Brain: Classroom Compass - Volume 3 Number 2

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Author: Eisenhower SCIMAST

Price: Available free online
• Published: 1997   

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Classroom Compass is a collection of ideas, activities, and resources, for teachers interested in improving instruction in science and mathematics. Educators who are trying to effectively support learning must be influenced by the recent findings from cognitive psychology and neuroscience about how the brain works. This issue highlights some relevant theories and findings from cognitive research and links them to classroom applications.

Two instructional activities, Place Value for Elementary Students and Learning a Maze, illustrate several ways teachers might use these emerging understandings about learning. The activities are accompanied by excerpts from the Benchmarks for Science Literacy, a publication of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The Resources and Opportunities section highlights interesting software and web sites.