MakePi Supporting Parents in Their Quest to Improve STEM Education

Parents and caregivers play an important role in shaping a child’s early experiences in STEM. According to the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), “parents who encourage the daily use of science concepts and process skills to enhance their child’s ability to learn the skills necessary for success.” Continue reading MakePi Supporting Parents in Their Quest to Improve STEM Education

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MakePi’s Top Five Breakthroughs of 2017 That Will Change the Future

Our minds certainly boggle when we think about the marvelous achievements in STEM-related fields in recent times. And, as we hurtle headlong into the future, these advancements continue to change our trajectory as a human race. Without a doubt, many twists and turns await us yet. Continue reading MakePi’s Top Five Breakthroughs of 2017 That Will Change the Future

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Is the Internet Ruling Your Life?

What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? A quick check of your emails or what’s been happening overnight on social media, perhaps? Whether you’re at school or work, is reading, playing or watching something on the Internet all you can think about? Does it cause you a measure of stress and anxiety if you can’t get your hands on a device to engage with someone or something on the Internet? Continue reading Is the Internet Ruling Your Life?

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21st Century Skills – Learning and Innovation

What are ‘21st Century Skills’?

You may have heard the term ‘21st century skills’ thrown around in the news, especially in articles about teaching and learning. But what exactly do the phrase ‘21st century skills’ mean? According to Thoughtful Learning, “21st century skills are a set of abilities that students need to develop in order to succeed in the information age”. And so, these skills are a vital inclusion in the learning process. Continue reading 21st Century Skills – Learning and Innovation

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The State of STEM Education in the United States

The Current Situation

Recent research published by the Pew Research Center reported that US students rank somewhere in the middle when it comes to science and mathematics. According to the most recent available data, collected as part of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) of 2015, America’s 15-year-olds ranked 38th in mathematics and 24th in science out of the 71 countries assessed. Continue reading The State of STEM Education in the United States

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