Books · Emerging Trends · Gamification · Math · Play · Teaching

Mathematics Education for a New Era

Title: Mathematics Education for a New Era: Video Games as a Medium for Learning

Author: Keith Devlin

Mathematics Education for a New Era: Video Games as a Medium for Learning

English | 2011 | ISBN-10: 1568814313 | 218 pages

Stanford mathematician and NPR Math Guy Keith Devlin explains why, fun aside, video games are the ideal medium to teach middle-school math.
Aimed primarily at teachers and education researchers, but also of interest to game developers who want to produce videogames for mathematics education, Mathematics Education for a New Era: Video Games as a Medium for Learning describes exactly what is involved in designing and producing successful math educational videogames that foster the innovative mathematical thinking skills necessary for success in a global economy.
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Books · DK · Play · Science · Teaching

Particle Physics Brick by Brick

Particle Physics Brick by Brick

English | 21 Sept. 2017 | ISBN: 184403934X | 176 Pages

Using LEGO blocks to create a uniquely visual and clear depiction of the way our universe is put together. This is the perfect introduction to the enigmatic and fascinating world of Quantum Physics.

Particle Physics Brick by Brick

Our story starts with the Big Bang, and along the way, the constructs and interactions within and among atoms and sub-atomic particles, and the forces that play upon them, are clearly explained, with each LEGO block representing a different atomic or sub-atomic particle. The different colours and size denote what that particle is and its relationship with the other ‘building blocks’.

Each chapter is presented in digestible chunks, using toy building blocks to illustrate the ideas and experiments that have led to some of the biggest discoveries of the past 150 years.

Soon you’ll be able to construct every element in the Universe using a box of LEGO and this book!

Books · Educational Philosophy · Entrepreneur · Play · Teaching

Lego Serious Play Method

Building a Better Business Using the Lego Serious Play MethodTitle: Building a Better Business Using the Lego Serious Play Method

Authors: Per Kristiansen, Robert Rasmussen
ISBN: 1118832450 | 2014  | 240 pages

Unleash innovation potential with creative, serious play

Building a Better Business Using the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method delivers a creative approach to enhancing innovation and improving business performance, with the focus on unleashing play. Written by the two original Master Trainers for LEGO SERIOUS PLAY (LSP), the book outlines how LSP can develop teams, people, relationships and business . Based on the merging of play with organizational development, systems thinking and strategy development, LSP can foster improved meetings, faster innovation processes, team growth, and better communication.

The belief that everyone intends to “do good” and has the potential to do it is at the heart of LSP. The method nurtures the idea that everyone in an organization can contribute to discussions and outcomes. Building with LEGO bricks is a type of creative play that triggers a different kind of thought process, unleashing imagination and potential that is frequently untapped by the logical mind. The book explains this hands-on, minds-on approach, and discusses the theory as well as the practical implementation of LSP. Topics include:

Observation of internal and external interaction dynamics
Fostering a free and honest exchange of opinions
Suspending hierarchy for better, more effective communication
Facilitating change by encouraging exploration

The LEGO SERIOUS PLAY method is employed by start-ups and multinational corporations alike to maximize synergy among teams and throughout organizations. For leaders looking to boost effectiveness and see better results, Building a Better Business Using the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method is a comprehensive introduction to this creative management technique.