BuMatics Desgins® ( Dr. Ann Karmos, a retired math educator/professor, came by one day, reviewed my designs and ideas, and suggested the name "BuMatics." I think it is a sweet name for what I have been playing around in teaching and learning math. I believe that students' understanding or lack of understanding of mathematics is closely grounded in their experiences in the broad context of culture, context, and tool or model use. As we bring meaningful and playful mathematical activities to children, they are more likely to see and enjoy mathematics in the way it really is!
Well, I am a STEAM educator, learning from and working with K-12 STEAM teachers to explore new ideas of teaching and engagement. I firmly believe ART is at the core of STEM learning or all human learning! I owe my ideas and designs to the hundreds of K-12 children and teachers and university professors I have had the pleasure of working with, in multiple disciplines-- math, science,engineering language arts, social studies, early childhood education and more! All mistakes, of course, are mine!
There is no warranty or liability whatsoever implied or explicit behind the designs or ideas. They are all posted for their potential educational values. When working with children, please strictly observe all safety and health procedures! Please refer to the NSTA safety guides: http://www.nsta.org/safety/. I appreciate your visit and support. I welcome research and classroom teaching experiments using these designs; please try to include a citation (credit) where appropriate in a format like:
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Design Programs: Fusion 360, OpenSCAD, MeshMixer, 123D Design
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