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Playing & Learning Through Questions & Uncertainty:

Finding novel and surprising ways for primary school students to experience and work with:

  1. Problem solving
  2. Discovery
  3. Creativity
  4. Collaboration
  5. Play + Rule(s) = Game(s)
  6. Mathematics & Technology as Rules & Tools
  7. Social Responsibility & Social Engineering

Example Classroom Strategies & Projects:

Fig 1. "The New Power Of Collaboration" Howard Rheingold

Flipped Classroom:

Flipped Classroom is a form of blended learning in which students learn content online by watching video lectures, usually at home, and homework is done in class with teachers and students discussing and solving questions. Teacher interaction with students is more personalized - guidance instead of lecturing.

Flipped Classroom, Game Theory, Genetics, Probability & Math:

Flipped Classroom Howto's:

  1. Flipped Classroom - Getting Started: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQWvc6qhTds
  2. A Video explanation ('Howto'): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRvmjjeZ9CA
  3. A Conference explanation (long) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1FHA6QBkbY

Example Teaching Ideas:

Video: 'The Tragedy of the Commons' (5min)

Example Teaching Resources

  1. The 'Prisoners Dilemma' In The Classroom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUuc1_eQk-c
  2. The 'Tragedy Of The Commons' - something fishy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxC161GvMPc
  3. The 'Tragedy Of The Commons' - A negative view: http://youtu.be/OFfyN2XpHik
  4. The Tragedy Of The Commons - Communal Gardens: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_ETQnVl5_g
  5. SuperMan, Catwoman & Musical Chairs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSfR6_QP73Y
  6. Avoiding Irrelevant Maths Complexity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3jSASdniSE
  7. Probably Win A Free Trip To Disney World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kF2N8PdFqck
  8. The Art of Solving Problems With Math: www.artofproblemsolving.com
  9. Fraud and number distribution (Benford Law): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIsDjbhbADY
  10. Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Education Services Website
  11. ABS - Example Student resources ABS Eye Colour Data Sheet
  12. How To Control Sheep By Using A Large Paddock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzjifmHavAQ

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