Models: an Instructional Tool

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Models: an Instructional Tool

Through out this course, you will learn the use of models as an instructional tool to teach abstract and complex concepts. Upon compleation, you will know what what an instructional model is, the benefits of including them in instruction, how to properly implement a model, and examples of effective models.

The focus is on the use of models in the mathematics and science classroom, although, this course is benefitial to teachers of all disiciplines. Students often have a difficult time understanding mathematics/science and the importance of learning the topic; they simply memorize and implement formulas. Throughout this mini-course, you will learn how effective models are in increasing the understanding of high-school mathematics/science and the application of various topics students study. For example, a model of a Ferris wheel can be used to show one application of trigonometric graphs.


Unit 1: Activating Prior Knowledge

Unit 2: Models as a Teaching/Instructional Tool

Unit 3: The Benefits of Implementing Models

Unit 4: Techniques to Implement a Model Effectively

Unit 5: Examples of Effective Models

Unit 6: Closure

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