By Emily Strickland, 7th grade Math, GCS Virtual program, EDP Director, Beck Academy
Where to begin with Pi? At the end? That might take a while – since there isn’t one! In fact, that’s what people love about this mysterious mathematical constant: its never-ending string of digits, which we generally shorten to 3.14, but which is indeed infinite. As the most famous example in the world of irrational numbers, Pi cannot be written as a ratio of two integers, meaning it has a decimal that goes on forever, without ever producing a pattern…at least so far!
By Alison Oswald-Keene, Middle School Science Teacher at Deer Valley Unified School District #97 in Arizona
From social media to (virtual) sports fields and remote classrooms, kids always find a way to be with their peers. Peers have an impact in every area of life, which can be a good tool for education. Research shows that peer-assisted programs, particularly on sensitive topics like drugs and alcohol, are more effective than teacher-facilitated programs. There are four reasons for this:
SILVER SPRING, Md., March 11, 2021/3BL Media/ – Jackson Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit with the mission to advance financial knowledge on a national scale, and Discovery Education today opened the 5th annual Cha-ChingTM Money Smart Kids Contest. The contest enables communities to vote for their school to win $10,000 to use toward critical educator resources to teach kids how to earn, save, spend, and donate.
By Diego Vela 7th–8th grade classroom teacher & STEM Lab Manager, Colegio Inglés Americano, A.C., Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Technology has enabled our world to become increasingly connected – a trend that should be reflected in our teaching methods. To incorporate global collaboration in class, I have students lean on computational thinking skills to analyze information, work with one another and solve problems.
These are the subjects that keep the world turning. But STEM goes beyond classroom subjects or careers. It's a way of thinking about the world.
Fuel a cultural shift around STEM teaching and learning by integrating innovative (and no-cost!) digital content into the classroom anytime and anywhere with a diverse array of resources from Discovery Education and industry leading partners.
SILVER SPRING, Md., February 8, 2021 /3BL Media/– The STEM Careers Coalition – the first-of-its-kind national STEM initiative powered by corporate leaders and anchored in schools by Discovery Education – invites educators, students, and communities to celebrate Black leaders in STEM year-round with the launc
The American Heart Association, the National Football League, and Discovery Education continue their commitment to kids’ whole-body and mental health through physical activity and no-cost resources
DALLAS, February 1, 2021 /3BL Media/ — The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on ensuring longer, healthier lives for all, and the National Football League (NFL), in collaboration with its 32 NFL clubs, challenge kids to move more with NFL PLAY 60™ Kids Day leading up to Super Bowl LV.