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Title: Science and Mathematics Initiative for Learning Enhancement
Url: http://mypages.iit.edu/~smile/
Publisher: Illinois Institute of Technology
Description: The Science and Mathematics Initiative for Learning Enhancement, or SMILE program, is a project of the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Center and is funded by a grant from the Lucent Technologies Foundation. The program is "designed to enhance the elementary and high school learning of Science and Mathematics through the use of the phenomenological approach." On this website, the project posts the lesson plans developed by teacher participants at its summer sessions held between 1986 and 1997. The lessons, available free online, are also available in print or CD for purchase and include a list of the materials needed, suggested activities and expected outcomes. The Mathematics section includes lessons on Geometry and Measurement, Patterns and Logic, Probability and Statistics, Recreational and Creative Math, Practical and Applied Math, Graphs and Visuals, Algebra and Trigonometry, and Arithmetic. Submissions from participants after 1997 are less detailed, offering a brief single concept lesson or idea. More recent additions are posted in the Contributed Lessons section, which welcomes guest contributions from educators, parents and others interested in contributing concept lessons which use the phenomenological approach to learning. Visitors may also find some helpful resources in the Web-based resources section. Also posted are class notes from courses offered through the SMILE teacher training program.
LC Classification: Education -- Theory and practice of education -- Teaching (Principles and practice) -- Lesson planning
Science -- Chemistry -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Mathematics -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Physics -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Chemistry
Science -- Biology
Mathematics -- Instructional issues
Science -- Physics
Science -- Instructional issues
Resource Type: Collection (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Course Descriptions
Instructional Materials
Laboratory Modules
Lesson Plans
Mathematics Materials
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Elementary School Teachers
Middle School Teachers
Primary Education
Remedial Students
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Source: Scout Archives
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