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A Look Again: Pupil Instance Of Educating A Complicated Subject “To A 5 Yr Previous”

I’ve begun reposting the very best posts from the primary half of this 12 months.  You may see all my finest posts from the previous fifteen years right here.



Despite the fact that there are quotes supposedly from Richard Feynman and Albert Einstein throughout the Web about the concept we don’t really perceive one thing until we are able to educate it to a toddler, neither of them actually stated something like that.

However, I believe there’s nonetheless lots of worth to that concept,  and the vastly in style subReddit “Clarify Like I’m 5” appears to point that lots of different folks agree.

Periodically, to check out the thought and to additionally present a change-of-pace in my IB Concept of Information lessons, I ask college students to current advanced subjects so {that a} 5 year-old may perceive it.

I ask them to look on-line to get an concept of a five-year-old’s vocabulary (I usually inform them they’ll stretch it to a seven-year-old), and that they’ve to make use of accessible phrases in each their slides and of their oral presentation.  Additionally they must create slides that they assume would look attention-grabbing to a toddler.

Then, in small teams, their listeners are inspired to ask questions that they assume a toddler would ask (however they’ll’t act like youngsters).

These actions usually go fairly effectively.  Right here’s an instance of a current presentation by a bunch on the “Strategies of Utilized Mathematicians” (I’ve been given permission to share it): Strategies & Instruments in Math (in downloadable PowerPoint type) and right here, in embeddable Google Slides type:




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