STEM BLOSSOMS Video Mathematics Fence Up Your Equation

  • ID: 5937

Contributors:

Hadi Faizal Bin Mohd Rosely
Mathematics Teacher
Seri Puteri Science Girls School
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dr. Abdul Halim Abdullah
Dr. Mahani Mokhtar
Dr. Norazrena Binti Abu Samah
Faculty of Education
Universiti Teknologi
Malaysia

Prof Richard C. Larson
Mitsui Professor of Engineering Systems
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Synopsis:

The wonder of mathematics is that it can apply to so many different parts of our lives. A Malaysian farmer buys some sheep and needs to create a fenced-in pen, one side of which is a pre-existing wall. He also buys 25 meters of flexible fence. The father challenges his son, who likes math, to figure out how to design the fenced-in area for the sheep so that they will have maximum grass to eat, to stay healthy. This is a lesson in mathematical modeling, geometry, quadratic equations and optimization. Students will see how to formulate a mathematical model of a very real situation and how to optimize the design of the system they are modeling. They will see clearly how math helps the farmer and his sheep! Various geometrical shapes of the fenced-in pen are considered. The optimization methods range from trial and error, all the way to differential calculus (for advanced students). The compelling farm application of this problem should take away much of the students’ perceived mystery of quadratic equations. If two class sessions can be devoted to this topic, then we recommend that the first one be the BLOSSOMS lesson by Professor Gil Strang, “The Quadratic Equation: It’s Hip to Be Squared,” located here: http://blossoms.mit.edu/videos/lessons/quadratic_equation_it’s_hip_be_squared

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STEM BLOSSOMS Video Physics Soaring in The Wind: The Science of Kite Flying

  • ID: 5934

Lecturers:
Roselainy Binti Abdul Rahman
Habibah Norehan Binti Hj Haron
Nor Azizi Binti Mohamed
Salwani Binti Mohd. Daud
Norzaida Binti Abas
Hafiza Binti Abas
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia,
Kuala Lumpur Campus
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Synopsis:

Flying kites is a popular hobby in Malaysia and very much part of the culture. This lesson looks at kite flying science to introduce basic ideas related to the dynamics of kite flying and can be used as an extension of a physics lesson, especially after the students have learned about forces. It will focus on some of the concepts such as weight, thrust, lift and drag. It is a fun way to introduce the forces acting upon a kite and the scientific principles that allow a kite to fly. The lesson is suitable for students in secondary school. It will help students relate to the effect of forces and gives an introduction to the science of flight. As an added value, the video will also share some information about Malaysian kites which are “tailless”. The Malaysian kite is called “Wau” (pronounced “wow”), and there are many distinctive designs since each Malaysian state has its own official Wau. Malaysia has 14 states. The break activities included are to be conducted in the classroom, and students are to work in small groups on the questions given in the lesson. Students are to carry out two simple experiments to study how air flows on a kite.

The objectives of the lesson are for students to:

identify and know which forces make kites fly; relate the flight dynamics to the anatomy of the kite; and understand the physical variables contributing flight.

The lesson is about 50 minutes long including the class activities.

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STEM BLOSSOMS Video Chemistry Save Our Kingdom

  • ID: 5931

Lecturers:

Dr. Johari Surif
Dr. Mahani Mokhtar
Dr. Nor Hasniza Ibrahim
Dr. Nurbiha A Shukor
Dr. Noor Dayana Abd Halim
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zaleha Ismail
Mdm. Marlina Ali

The Educational Sciences, Mathematics and Creative Multimedia Team
Faculty of Education
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

Synopsis:

There are many misconceptions about the chemistry concept, “Conservation of Mass”. Thus, the aim of this video lesson is to teach students about the chemical concept of Conservation of Mass through several chemistry experiments. The students will carry out experiments while assisting a fortune teller named Pak Belalang to gain victory for his kingdom. In an effort to help Pak Belalang, students should be able to answer all the questions related to the Conservation of Mass that are posed by an evil witch. In this video, materials such as a box of matches, a closed and open container, a box of panadol soluble tablets (Alka-Seltzer), and weighing scales are needed. At the end of the lesson, students will be able to see that mass is “conserved”. The lesson will take up to 60 minutes to complete.

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SPM4712 KAEDAH MENGAJAR SAINS KOMPUTER

  • ID: 1497

Lecturers :
PROF. DR. BAHARUDDIN BIN ARIS
DR. NOOR AZEAN BINTI ATAN
DR. HASNAH BINTI MOHAMED

Synopsis :

This course will discuss the role of computers and their application in the teaching and learning process using a variety of techniques and methods of delivery in large, small or individual through interesting approaches like active approach, collaborative, cooperative and CAL. Among the major topics to be emphasized is the design of computer science laboratories, the use of the latest telecommunications technology in teaching and learning, the implementation of smart schools, the concept of a borderless classroom and writing lesson plans. At the end of the course, students must produce a preparation of lesson plans and learning modules and carry out micro-teaching process in selected topics of computer science. Collective values also fostered cooperation throughout this course.

  • 5 Lessons
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UPPP1002 INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION

  • ID: 1396

Lecturer : DR. ZAINUDIN BIN HASSAN

Synopsis :

The course exposes first year students who considering teachers as their profession. The course basically studied the nature and importance of the teaching profession, and discusses the current challenges and requirements for the profession. The comprehensive topics that covered include characteristics of effective teachers, function of schools, first experiences as a novice teachers and issues related to the educational contexts. Talk by an expert teachers based on the major subject taught will also introduced as knowledge sharing sessions.

  • 5 Lessons
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MPF1433 CURRICULUM PLANNING & MANAGEMENT

  • ID: 1103

Lecturers :
DR. SANITAH BTE MOHD YUSOF
PROF. DR. ZAITUN BT HAJI SIDIN
DR. AHMAD JOHARI BIN SIHES

Synopsis :

This course discusses the process, approaches, principle as well as strategies of curriculum planning and management for curriculum implementation and supervision in an educational organization. The focus will be on effective and efficient use of resources and practical strategies derived from an informed decision making process. Topics include the concepts of organization and curriculum development, approaches, models and techniques of curriculum planning and management, models of supervision, curriculum implementation models, curriculum management auditing and curriculum leadership.

  • 5 Lessons
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MPF1353 ECONOMICS OF EDUCATION

  • ID: 1025

Lecturer : DR. ZAINUDIN BIN HASSAN

Synopsis :

Participants will be address on the economics of education, main discussion will be on education supply and demand, investment, cost and benefits to the individual country and state and issues pertaining to social mobility and economic growth in Malaysia.

  • 9 Lessons
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MPU1034 APPLICATION OF STATISTICS IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH I (PENGGUNAAN STATISTIK DALAM PENYELIDIKAN PENDIDIKAN I)

  • ID: 1024

Lecturers :
PROF. DR. MOHD SALLEH BIN ABU
DR. HAMIDREZA KASHEFI

  • 9 Lessons
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SPPR1922 ATHLETICS (OLAHRAGA)

  • ID: 1023

Pensyarah : EN. SYAHRUL RIDHWAN BIN MORAZUKI

Sinopsis :

Kursus ini dilaksanakan secara teori dan praktikal di mana ia mendedahkan pelajar mengenai pengetahuan olahraga secara umum, termasuk kaedah latihan persediaan penganjuran pertandingan olahraga. Selain mempelajari beberapa asas kemahiran acara olahraga, pengetahuan sains sukan juga diterapkan bagi beberapa acara olahraga tertentu. Pelajar turut menghadiri kursus asas kejurulatihan olahraga bagi meningkatkan kefahaman acara serta kaedah pelaksanaan latihan yang baik.

  • 7 Lessons
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SPPR1832 OUTDOOR EDUCATION

  • ID: 1022

Pensyarah :
PN. ASHA HASNIMY BINTI MOHD HASHIM
PN. HJH. HAFIZAH BT HARUN

Sinopsis :

Kursus ini dibentuk untuk memperkenalkan kepada pelajar kepada aktiviti Pendidikan Luar. Penglibatan diri pelajar dalam aktiviti perkhemahan, kembara, berkayak, ikhtiar hidup dan lain-lain mampu mendidik dan melatih diri pelajar untuk menyesuaikan diri dalam pelbagai situasi yang berbeza di samping membentuk sahsiah dan jati diri. Kursus ini juga dapat membentuk dan meningkatkan kemahiran pelajar secara teknikal dalam pengendalian aktiviti peralatan dan keselamatan. Pelajar juga akan didedahkan dengan pelbagai stail kemahiran pengajaran dan pembelajaran yang berkaitan dengan Pendidikan Luar kepada pelbagai golongan sama ada secara individu atau berkumpulan. Tambahan kepada kursus ini, pelajar akan mengikuti kursus Asas Rekreasi Tahap 1. Ini akan mendedahkan pelajar untuk merasai, mengalami dan mengaplikasikan kemahiran yang dipelajari di dalam kursus ini.

  • 6 Lessons
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