We describe a number of experiments from the courses called, General Science 9, part of the science program for elementary education majors at Brooklyn College. These courses provide hands-on learning experiences for students who are insecure and weak in science and mathematics. Quantitative thinking is a central element in most of the students’ work. Mathematics is taught in a concrete and intuitive way, as a direct outgrowth of their needs; first, in analysis of data, and second, in discovering underlying theory. The science program has been developed through cooperation among faculty from the School of Education and the science departments.
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Sobel, M. I.
"Mathematics in Hands-On Science for Liberal Arts Students,"
Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations: Vol. 3
, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/jmsce_vamsc/vol3/iss1/6