Welcome to the
Big Shoulders Fund
1. Build a rocket system
2. Adjust variables until the rocket
reaches “outer space” (One meter)
3. The team that reaches outer space
with the most valuable payload, WINS!
No one in the classroom learns more
than the individual teaching the class
for the first time.
Teaching and learning are
We can teach, and teach well,
without having students learn.
Knowledge is seldom transferred intact
from the mind of the teacher
to the mind of the student.
Useful knowledge is never transferred intact.
Knowledge is CONSTRUCTED
in the mind of the learner.
Mother : Daughter :: Father : ___
Ruby : Emerald :: Tomato : ___
OK : KS :: PA : ___
Inductile : Indomitable :: Sejant : _____
I can’t teach ______
You may be able to.
My goal is not to teach_____;
My goal is to facilitate learning.
Nothing is more dangerous than an idea
when it’s the only one you have.
The best way to get a good idea
is to get a lot of ideas.
Which one is LEAST like the other four ?
Remembering is pulling facts out of your file cabinet.
The names of seven states in the United States contain the
consecutive letters “AS”
The names of six states in the United States contain the
consecutive letters “IS”
Thinking involves building a new construction from
facts that are already in your file cabinet.
Finish the Sequence
Know What Your Objective Is
The art of becoming wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
• William James, Psychologist
I’d rather know some of the questions than all of the answers.
• James Thurber, Humorist
What comes next in this sequence ?
BLUE : STRAW :: RASP : ______
Write a secret number 1 - 9
Circle the number so you don’t forget the number.
Multiply your secret number by 3
Add one to this product
Multiply this sum by 3
Add your secret number to this product
The object of this problem is to get as many pennies
on the star as possible.
Place a penny on any number on the star.
You must move the penny in a straight line,
You may jump a penny as long as you start on an
empty number and end on an empty number.
Finish the Sequence
WHICH ONE DOES NOT BELONG ?