Monday, September 10, 2012
Example from The Philippines
The e-book can provide information that mathematics teachers may not be an expert in. In contextual learning, teachers may need more information on the science of earthquakes and tsunami. Materials like this may give mathematics teachers confidence in dealing with real situations outside mathematics.
One feature of the e-book is to provide teachers with frameworks to organize open class discussion.
On interesting addition is an applet that allows students to arrange the furniture in a room and experiment what happens during earthquakes of different magnitudes.
I found one applet on earthquake (in French). Another one on epicentre.