Would You Rather?—a collection of quick and fun math challenges for students—presents a picture with a problem that has two paths. Students then choose one of the paths and justify their choice with mathematical reasoning. Most of the questions have a financial aspect to them. For example, one problem asks, “Would you rather go on a five-minute shopping spree in the store of your choice, or get a $2,000 gift card to the store of your choice? Would You Rather? provides a simple, downloadable worksheet that students can use to analyze the choices presented to them.
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in February.
Teaching Physics Modules are an outgrowth of an initiative of the Physics Teachers Education Coalition to help preservice physics teachers in their preparation to be effective in the classroom. The modules focus on several crucial aspects of classroom instruction, with the purpose of improving student learning, motivation, and confidence.