The Kohelet Prize Database

Database Entries Tagged with: Mathematics

Creating a High School STEM Center

Considering current learning standards, we planned for a true STEM Center in which we truly highlight 21st century student skills and motivate their accomplishments beyond a traditional academic track. In our submission, we describe how the STEM Center was created including conception, construction, ongoing instruction, training and maintenance.

By: Racheli Daniel, Vince Bonina from Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12, High school

Subject(s) of entry: Engineering, Math, Science, Technology

Pedagogy: Design-Thinking Model, 21st Century Skills

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Balancing a Checkbook by Adding & Subtracting Decimals

Each student was given a fake check book. The students learned how to correctly write out checks, using the proper format. They got to experience balancing a checkbook by adding and subtracting decimals when making fake purchases and deposits.

By: Lisa Shamus from Beth Tfiloh Dahan Middle School

Grade(s): 5, Elementary school, Middle school

Subject(s) of entry: Math

Pedagogy: Blended Learning

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Integration of Vygotzky’s Zone of Proximal Development Theorem in the Singapore Math Program

The implementation of the combination of Vygotzky's theorem of the zone of proximal development with the Singapore math program presents significant benefits in creating the critical thinking skills and developing the required cognitive functions for understanding complex mathematical concepts.

By: Danielle Sapiens from Yavneh Day School

Grade(s): K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Elementary school, Middle school, High school

Subject(s) of entry: Math

Pedagogy: Blended Learning, Constructivist, Design-Thinking Model, Experiential Education, Hevruta Learning, IBL - inquiry based learning, PBL - project based learning, Wholebrain Teaching, UBD - understanding by design, 21st Century Skills

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