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PRIMAS Module 5 – Collaborative Work

This unit provides professional development resources for educators to implement the approach of working collaboratively into their lessons effectively. Teachers will learn about the characteristics and benefits of student-student discussions in the classroom and techniques on how to promote this…

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PRIMAS Module 4 – Asking Questions that encourage IBL

Module 4 is all about asking questions. It deals with activities that are designed to help teachers reflect on characteristics of their questioning, leading to students reflecting on, thinking about and reasoning their anwers. It also helps teachers learn how…

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Mathematics
PRIMAS Module 2 – Tackling unstructured Problems

In traditional math and science classes, students follow structured tasks with specific techniques. This contrasts with real-world problems that demand skills like simplification, modeling, and choosing relevant knowledge. To prepare students for independent problem-solving in their future lives, this unit…

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PRIMAS Module 3 – Learning Concepts through Inquiry

This unit considers how the processes of Inquiry-based Learning can be integrated into content learning in the mathematics classroom. Traditionally, these subjects are taught separately, with content memorized and process skills learned through separate investigations. Integrating both poses challenges but…

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Mathematics
PRIMAS Module 1 – Student-led Inquiry

Inquiry-based learning engages students by encouraging curiosity, scientific thinking, and problem-solving. Students ask questions, simplify complex problems, collect and analyze data, and share findings. The traditional classroom, where teachers provide instructions, is contrasted with this approach. In this module, teachers…

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Just breath!

According to World Health Organization (WHO), more than seven million people die every year due to air pollution. Air pollutants arise from a wide variety of natural processes (e.g. forest fires, volcanoes, and bacteria) and human activities (use of motor…

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Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Interdisciplinary teaching, Mathematics
CO₂ Budget

CO₂, climate crisis – everyone knows by now that we have a problem. To deal with it properly, we also need to understand the math behind it. The greenhouse gases that make our earth warmer stay in the atmosphere for…

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Chemistry, General Science, Geography, Mathematics, Physics
The weather on your 100th birthday

Your birthday is a very special day of the year. Hopefully the weather will be fine so you can do special things: throw snowballs, have a garden-party in the sun, enjoy the colored leaves on a forest hike or fly…

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General Science, Geography, Mathematics, Physics
The Sofa Problem

The question of which sofa you can just push through a hallway that turns at right angles is an unsolved mathematical problem. Fame and glory await the designer of the ideal sofa! Imagine you have a hallway that turns at…

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Mathematics
Conventional, hybrid or electric?

There are so many options of various types of vehicles on the market that it is often hard to know what to choose. Here is a task to help you analyse options and find the type of car that fits…

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Biology, Engineering, General Science, Geography, Interdisciplinary teaching, Mathematics