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1: Measurements in the Laboratory (Experiment)
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Chemistry is the study of matter. Our understanding of chemical processes thus depends on our ability to acquire accurate information about matter. Often, this information is quantitative, in the form of measurements. In this lab, you will be introduced to some common measuring devices, and learn how to use them to obtain correct measurements, each with correct precision. A metric ruler will be used to measure length in centimeters (cm).

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Chemistry
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Textbook
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LibreTexts
Author:
Santa Monica College
Date Added:
04/26/2018
21st Century American Government and Politics  v.1.0
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Textbook focusing on American Government and the specificities of the American political system. In covering American government and politics, this text:
• introduces the intricacies of the Constitution, the complexities of federalism, the meanings of civil liberties, and the conflicts over civil rights;
• explains how people are socialized to politics, acquire and express opinions, and participate in political life;
• describes interest groups, political parties, and elections—the intermediaries that link people to government and politics;
• details the branches of government and how they operate; and
• shows how policies are made and affect people’s lives.

Subject:
Political Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
David L. Paletz
Diana Owen
Timothy E. Cook
Date Added:
12/29/2012
5 - Waves & Technology
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The phenomenon that launches this unit is a cell phone call to a student in the class, where the caller on speaker phone asks “How are you hearing me?”. Over the course of the unit, students discover the patterns with waves. Then use that understanding to explain ultrasound medical imagining technology and ultimately how cell phones work. Cell phone communication is operationalized by the engineering challenge of communicating a three letter signal by first coding a spreadsheet to digitize the signal in binary (ASCII), then transmit the digital signal using light and sound (AM and FM), then receive and decode the signal to complete the communication. This project models the sending and receiving of a text message.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Portland Metro STEM Partnership
Provider Set:
Patterns Physics
Date Added:
08/01/2018
ACE School Management and Leadership: Develop a portfolio to demonstrate school leadership and management competence (PDF)
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The main purpose of this module is to assist you to compile a reflective portfolio with evidence of your competence in school leadership and management. The secondary purpose is to enable you to understand the use of portfolios as an assessment instrument, so that you will be able to promote their use for assessing learners in your school.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Date Added:
02/27/2012
ACE School Management and Leadership: Develop a portfolio to demonstrate school leadership and management competence (Word)
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The main purpose of this module is to assist you to compile a reflective portfolio with evidence of your competence in school leadership and management. The secondary purpose is to enable you to understand the use of portfolios as an assessment instrument, so that you will be able to promote their use for assessing learners in your school.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Date Added:
02/27/2012
ACE School Management and Leadership: Implementation guidelines (PDF)
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This manual provides an overview of the design and expected delivery of the new programme. The key focus of the ACE (School Management and Leadership) programme is to facilitate real transformation in schools that is grounded in recognition of the challenges of particular contexts and the values underpinning the South African Constitution. Principals and would-be principals must understand that it is not acceptable simply to pay lip service to the ideas presented in the programme, to develop polices that are not implemented in practice or to adopt a minimal compliance stance. Instead, a deliberate attempt is made to encourage critical reflection on current practices, planning for improvement, action based on informed understandings and monitoring and evaluation that is critical and responsive.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OER Africa
South Africa Department of Education
Date Added:
02/27/2012
ACE School Management and Leadership: Implementation guidelines (Word)
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This manual provides an overview of the design and expected delivery of the new programme. The key focus of the ACE (School Management and Leadership) programme is to facilitate real transformation in schools that is grounded in recognition of the challenges of particular contexts and the values underpinning the South African Constitution. Principals and would-be principals must understand that it is not acceptable simply to pay lip service to the ideas presented in the programme, to develop polices that are not implemented in practice or to adopt a minimal compliance stance. Instead, a deliberate attempt is made to encourage critical reflection on current practices, planning for improvement, action based on informed understandings and monitoring and evaluation that is critical and responsive.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Date Added:
02/27/2012
ACE School Management and Leadership: Language in leadership and management (PDF)
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This module serves a dual purpose. On the one hand it is aimed at developing the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills you need to successfully work your way through all the modules included in this ACE programme. On the other hand the module is aimed at providing you with the ability to use language as a management and leadership tool, specifically in the area of policy development and implementation.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Date Added:
02/27/2012
ACE School Management and Leadership: Language in leadership and management (Word)
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This module serves a dual purpose. On the one hand it is aimed at developing the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills you need to successfully work your way through all the modules included in this ACE programme.On the other hand the module is aimed at providing you with the ability to use language as a management and leadership tool, specifically in the area of policy development and implementation.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Date Added:
02/27/2012
ACE School Management and Leadership: Lead and Manage organisational system, physical and financial resources (PDF)
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The premise of this module is that effective education is built upon, and grounded in, policies, principles and values. The acts, regulations and policies of national and provincial governments have created the framework and values within which the schools organisational systems, and physical and financial resources should be managed.This module examines the structures, systems and processes that should be established in order for a school to be effective. The expectation of all stakeholders in the school environment is that an effective school will be able to provide an education of progressively higher quality for all learners.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Finance
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Date Added:
02/27/2012
ACE School Management and Leadership: Lead and Manage organisational system, physical and financial resources (Word)
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This module examines the structures, systems and processes that should be established in order for a school to be effective. The expectation of all stakeholders in the school environment is that an effective school will be able to provide an education of progressively higher quality for all learners. The premise of this module is that effective education is built upon, and grounded in, policies, principles and values. The acts, regulations and policies of national and provincial governments have created the framework and values within which the schools organisational systems, and physical and financial resources should be managed.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Finance
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Author:
Department of Education
Date Added:
02/27/2012
ACE School Management and Leadership: Lead and Manage people (PDF)
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You will find that there are therefore constant cross references between this module and the other modules. This is because in working in schools we constantly need to lead and manage other people in the processes of teaching and learning and in the supporting development and implementation of policies and procedures.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Date Added:
02/27/2012
ACE School Management and Leadership: Lead and Manage people (Word)
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You will find that there are therefore constant cross references between this module and the other modules. This is because in working in schools we constantly need to lead and manage other people in the processes of teaching and learning and in the supporting development and implementation of policies and procedures.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Date Added:
02/27/2012
ACE School Management and Leadership: Lead and manage a subject, learning area or phase (PDF)
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The purpose of this module is to develop effective curriculum leaders and managers who will enhance the quality of teaching and learning through application of the theories, concepts and issues handled in this module. It is hoped that in examining these issues school principals and SMT members will be more conscious of their role of leading and facilitating transformation in schools through effective leadership of the curriculum and of teaching and learning

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Date Added:
02/27/2012
ACE School Management and Leadership: Lead and manage a subject, learning area or phase (Word)
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The purpose of this module is to develop effective curriculum leaders and managers who will enhance the quality of teaching and learning through application of the theories, concepts and issues handled in this module. It is hoped that in examining these issues school principals and SMT members will be more conscious of their role of leading and facilitating transformation in schools through effective leadership of the curriculum and of teaching and learning

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Date Added:
02/27/2012
ACE School Management and Leadership: Manage law, policy, planning, school development and governance (PDF)
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This core module is about understanding, and managing the requirements of education law, policy, planning, school development and governance, and the changes which schools must implement and manage. This module examines the role of the principal and school management team in managing policy, planning, governance and school development. It considers how values, vision and mission can be developed and communicated within the school as an organisation, and the personal characteristics of the principal in establishing and maintaining these key areas. It foregrounds the knowledge, and the actions which school leaders must take to comply with the legislative and policy requirements, as critical to the functionality of the school through good management and governance.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Date Added:
02/27/2012
ACE School Management and Leadership: Manage law, policy, planning, school development and governance (Word)
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This core module is about understanding, and managing the requirements of education law, policy, planning, school development and governance, and the changes which schools must implement and manage. This module examines the role of the principal and school management team in managing policy, planning, governance and school development. It considers how values, vision and mission can be developed and communicated within the school as an organisation, and the personal characteristics of the principal in establishing and maintaining these key areas. It foregrounds the knowledge, and the actions which school leaders must take to comply with the legislative and policy requirements, as critical to the functionality of the school through good management and governance.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Date Added:
02/27/2012
ACE School Management and Leadership: Managing teaching and learning
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We begin by exploring the school as a learning organization and promoting a culture of learning and teaching, which is dedicated to constant renewal and improvement. We will also tackle the issue of context, and will look at the ways in which the physical environment of the school impacts on the quality of learning. This leads us into an exploration of the challenges of effectively planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating a curriculum that needs constantly to change and reinvent itself in line with the changing needs of a changing society. In particular, we focus on what is required to improve teaching and learning in order to produce enhanced learner outcomes. This paves the way for the identification and development of the skills and processes needed to lead and manage effective teaching and learning.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Date Added:
02/27/2012
ACE School Management and Leadership: Managing teaching and learning (Word)
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This module is about the management of teaching and learning. We begin by exploring the school as a learning organization and promoting a culture of learning and teaching, which is dedicated to constant renewal and improvement. We will also tackle the issue of context, and will look at the ways in which the physical environment of the school impacts on the quality of learning. This leads us into an exploration of the challenges of effectively planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating a curriculum that needs constantly to change and reinvent itself in line with the changing needs of a changing society. In particular, we focus on what is required to improve teaching and learning in order to produce enhanced learner outcomes. This paves the way for the identification and development of the skills and processes needed to lead and manage effective teaching and learning.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Date Added:
02/27/2012
ACE School Management and Leadership: Mentor school managers and manage mentoring programmes in schools (Word)
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This module aims at empowering school managers and teachers to develop and implement appropriate mentoring programmes. The learning guide of this module addresses three key questions as follows: What is mentoring? What are the personal and professional qualities of effective mentors? How can we managing the establishment, monitoring and evaluation of a school mentoring programme?

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Date Added:
02/27/2012
ACE School Management and Leadership: Mentor school managers and manage mentoring programmes in schools (pdf)
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This module aims at empowering school managers and teachers to develop and implement appropriate mentoring programmes. The learning guide of this module addresses three key questions as follows: What is mentoring? What are the personal and professional qualities of effective mentors? How can we managing the establishment, monitoring and evaluation of a school mentoring programme?

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Date Added:
02/27/2012
ADDIE Explained – An Open Educational Resource for the Educational Technology Community
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This Open Educational Resource is an interactive eBook in the form of a website titled ADDIE Explained. The eBook focuses on instructional design from the perspective of the ADDIE Model (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation) and is designed for novice instructional designers. ADDIE Explained includes a number of educational and technological affordances designed and developed to assist the learners in comprehending the subject matter.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Interactive
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Textbook
Author:
Albert D. Rithzaupt
Brenda R. Lee
Brittany Eichler
Cheryl Calhoun
Christine Salama
James Nichols
Matthew Wilson
Nor Hafizah AdnanRobert Davis
Owen Beatty
Sharon WalshMuhammed Yaylaci
Shilpa Sahay
William Wildberger
Date Added:
12/10/2017
ANTH101: Free textbook and hub for teaching cultural anthropology
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* a free alternative to expensive Introduction to Cultural Anthropology textbooks
* includes a full textbook and several original videos
* includes 10 "challenges" (assignments)
* a hub of original and found resources for teaching and learning anthropology
* a “connected course” of many faculty around the world sharing instructional materials
* an open course freely available to anyone online
* an emerging producer of original anthropological videos and other digital content

Subject:
Anthropology
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Michael Wesch
Ryan Klataske
Tom Woodward
Date Added:
08/16/2018
AP08 - Anatomy Physiology - The Appendicular Skeleton
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This Free Mini MOOC provides Quick introduction to "Anatomy Physiology - The Appendicular Skeleton" in just a Single Week, on your Smartphone with Off-Line Access after initial onetime download ! This Mini MOOC provides following features:
01. Smartphone compatible Responsive Design
02. Glossary
03. EBook
04. HTML5 Interactive Activities
05. Question-Answer Discussion Forum
06. Single Week duration with Study Plan for each Day
07. Fully Randomized Examination with Negative Marking, which is Open Book and Open to Discussion among peer students / teachers
08. Online Certificate generation after student achieves minimum 40% score.
09. Very simple intuitive design which nurtures effective learning

Subject:
Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Full Course
Interactive
Module
Reading
Simulation
Textbook
Author:
Dr Arun Jamkar
Dr Manoj Killedar
Dr Sanjay VArade
Date Added:
12/11/2017
APEX Calculus
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APEX Calculus is a calculus textbook written for traditional college/university calculus courses. It has the look and feel of the calculus book you likely use right now (Stewart, Thomas & Finney, etc.). The explanations of new concepts is clear, written for someone who does not yet know calculus. Each section ends with an exercise set with ample problems to practice & test skills (odd answers are in the back).

Subject:
Calculus
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
APEX: Affordable Print and Electronic TeXtbooks
Author:
Brian Heinold
Dimplekumar Chalishajar
Gregory Hartman
Troy Siemers
Date Added:
01/01/2014
Abnormal Psychology: An e-text!
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This wiki is an ongoing collaboration between Dr. Caleb Lack and students at the University of Central Oklahoma and Arkansas Tech University. So far, over 300 students have spent eight semesters and thousands of hours in contributing to this wiki. The purpose of this wiki is to offer an alternative to the often quite expensive textbooks used in most undergraduate abnormal psychology courses by creating a user-driven, interactive online text. The wiki covers a larger number of topics than traditional texts, allowing professors and students to focus on their own interests.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Wikispaces
Author:
Caleb Lack
Date Added:
07/06/2016
Abnormal Psychology – Simple Book Publishing
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Abnormal Psychology is adapted from a work produced and distributed under a Creative Commons license (CC BY) in 2014 by OpenStax. This adapted edition is produced by Delta College through the OER Support Initiative

This adaptation comprises three chapters (Chapter 2 – Psychological Research, Chapter 14 – Stress, Lifestyle, and Health, Chapter 15 – Psychological Disorders) of the original text, chapters were reformatted to make the resulting product the starting point for an Abnormal Psychology course. This adaptation has not significantly altered or updated the original 2018 text.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Delta College Elearning Office
Susan Harvey
Date Added:
06/04/2018
About Writing
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This writer’s reference condenses and covers everything a beginning writing student needs to successfully compose college-level work, including the basics of composition, grammar, and research. It is broken down into easy-to-tackle sections, while not overloading students with more information than they need. Great for any beginning writing students or as reference for advanced students!

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Provider Set:
OpenOregon Textbooks
Date Added:
05/27/2015
Acceso
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Acceso is a complete, interactive curriculum for intermediate-level learners of Spanish. The materials on the site are provided freely to the public and are intended as a replacement for commercial textbooks, which are generally ill-suited to the learning outcomes now considered crucial to successful language study. These materials are supplemented by an online workbook built on the MySpanishLab platform of Pearson Education, Inc., as well as detailed lesson plans, rubrics for the evaluation of student work, and reliable instruments for measuring student progress and learning outcomes.Winner of 2012 Computer Assisted Language Consortium (CALICO) Focus AwardReviewed in:CALICO Journal 29.2 (Jan 2012): 398-405.Hispania 95.2 (June 2012): 365-366

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
University of Kansas
Author:
Amy Rossomondo et al.
Date Added:
08/31/2012
Access to Knowledge in Africa: The Role of Copyright
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The emergence of the Internet and the digital world has changed the way people access produce and share information and knowledge Yet people in Africa face challenges in accessing scholarly publications journals and learning materials in general At the heart of these challenges and solutions to them is copyright the branch of intellectual property rights that covers written and related works This book gives the reader an understanding of the legal and practical issues posed by copyright for access to learning materials in Africa and identifies the relevant lesson best policies and best practices that would broaden and deepen this access This book is based on the work of the African Copyright and Access to Knowledge ACA2K research network launched in late 2007 as a network of researchers committed to probing the relationship between copyright and learning materials access in eight African countries Egypt Ghana Kenya Morocco Mozambique Senegal South Africa and Uganda

Subject:
Law
General Law
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Armstrong
de Beer
Kawooya
Prabhala
Schonwetter
Date Added:
09/21/2010
Accounting Principles: A Business Perspective
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Accounting Principles: A Business Perspective uses annual reports of real companies to illustrate many of the accounting concepts in use in business today. Gaining an understanding of accounting terminology and concepts, however, is not enough to ensure your success. You also need to be able to find information on the Internet, analyze various business situations, work effectively as a member of a team, and communicate your ideas clearly. This text was developed to help you develop these skills.

Subject:
Accounting
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
James Don Edwards
Roger H. Hermanson
Susan D. Ivancevich
Date Added:
10/28/2014
Ace Maths Unit 1: Exploring What It Means to 'Do' Mathematics (PDF)
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This unit gives a historical background to mathematics education in South Africa, to outcomes-based education and to the national curriculum statement for mathematics. The traditional approach to teaching mathematics is then contrasted with an approach to teaching mathematics that focuses on íîdoing mathematics, and mathematics as a science of pattern and order, in which learners actively explore mathematical ideas in a conducive classroom environment.

Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Author:
Sapire, Ingrid
Welch, Tessa
Date Added:
02/27/2012
Ace Maths Unit 1: Exploring What It Means to 'Do' Mathematics (Word)
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This unit gives a historical background to mathematics education in South Africa, to outcomes-based education and to the national curriculum statement for mathematics. The traditional approach to teaching mathematics is then contrasted with an approach to teaching mathematics that focuses on 'doing' mathematics, and mathematics as a science of pattern and order, in which learners actively explore mathematical ideas in a conducive classroom environment.

Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Author:
Sapire, Ingrid
Welch, Tessa
Date Added:
02/27/2012
Ace Maths Unit 2: Developing Understanding in Mathematics (PDF)
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In this unit, the theoretical basis for teaching mathematics -- constructivism -- is explored. Varieties of teaching strategies based on constructivist understandings of how learning best takes place are described

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Textbook
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Date Added:
02/27/2012
Ace Maths Unit 2: Developing Understanding in Mathematics (Word)
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In this unit, the theoretical basis for teaching mathematics ې constructivism ې is explored. Varieties of teaching strategies based on constructivist understandings of how learning best takes place are described

Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Date Added:
02/27/2012
Ace Maths Unit 4: Planning in the Problem-Based Classroom
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In addition to outlining a step-by-step approach for a problem-based lesson, this unit looks at the role of group work and co-operative learning in the mathematics class, as well as the role of practice in problem-based mathematics classes.

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Textbook
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Date Added:
02/27/2012
Ace Maths Unit 4: Planning in the problem-based classroom
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In addition to outlining a step-by-step approach for a problem-based lesson, this unit looks at the role of group work and co-operative learning in the mathematics class, as well as the role of practice in problem-based mathematics classes.

Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Author:
Sapire, Ingrid
Date Added:
02/27/2012