Engaging students in Math and STEM learning can be difficult at times – and talkSTEM is here to help. talkSTEM resources can work in conjunction with the new Eureka Math curriculum, launched this school year across the Dallas Independent School District, encouraging students not just to learn, but to ask why. Check out these tips from talkSTEM/Comerica Teacher Fellows, Megan Acosta, on how to mix things up and keep kids wanting to talk STEM! Megan teaches 4th grade Math at Mockingbird Elementary in Dallas ISD.

1.  Watch short MathFinder videos to make real world connections with your students that align to the TEKS in each Eureka module using the Math TEK filter.

Here’s an example for 4th grade, with links to the matched lists of MathFinder videos!

2.  Flip the script, and let students create content!

Students can be content creators and share their own photos and videos identifying math concepts on campus and in their community, using a STEMlens framework.  Students can pose their own math questions and share their creativity on platforms like FlipGrid.

3. Turn any video into an interactive activity

Use EdPuzzle to create interactive activities with any of the videos in the MathFinder library.  Check out Rachel Fuhrman’s post Using EdPuzzle and talkSTEM videos to Engage Mathematics Students in School.

4. Take a virtual field trip using MathFinder videos

Let’s go places, from the classroom! Students can use MathFinder videos to virtually explore exciting places like the Dallas Zoo, the Dallas Arboretum, the Frontiers of Flight Museum, Twelve Hills Nature Center, and more! 

5. Create Math Walks of your own!

Explore project-based learning with your students by creating a brand-new Math Walk as a class! Explore STEM in your own surroundings, ask questions, and create content using talkSTEM and MathFinder resources.

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Dr. Koshi Dhingra has dedicated her career to STEM education and is passionate about having every child live up to their potential. Seeing a lack of girls and other underrepresented youth in STEM programs, she founded talkSTEM in 2015 to address the imbalance. She has a doctorate in science education from Teachers College, Columbia University, has years of experience teaching in graduate and undergraduate programs, and has held leadership roles in universities. She advises and collaborates with a broad range of educational institutions globally. Dr. Dhingra began her career teaching science in middle and high school in New York. She lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband, three children, and two dogs.


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