Abacus enables visual processing of numbers and bypasses linguistic hinderance of English in arithmetic. It eases arithmetic for children. It’s success has been replicated in Canada. Abacus will be presented at 2019 Conference for STEM education, the teacher's conference is organized by Gold Coast Science Network.
The English words for number 11-19 are irregular and form a stumbling block for children in counting. Unlike regular words (Ten-one, Ten-two, …, Ten-nine) in other languages, the irregular words mask the numeral’s base-10 structure, recurring pattern and place value, hinder children in arithmetic development.
The linguistic hinderance and remedies will be presented by BiJian Fan at 2019 Conference for STEM education.
Channel Islands National Park commissioned a pair of island scrub jays by BiJian Fan. The birds are installed in the native plant garden at the visitor center. The artworks encourage dialogue about the indigenous species and their habitat protection.
Pattern of the spots or stripes of big cats evolved for camouflage. Analysis of the evolutionary history of the patterns shows they can evolve and disappear relatively quickly, the researchers at the University of Bristol, UK, said.
The kudu male is easily recognized by its majestic spiraled horns. Legend has it that the kudu is God’s favorite antelope!
“I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas” became a hit song in 1953 and is still a nostalgic delight for animal- and holiday-lovers alike.
Cattle egret forms a symbiotic relationship with buffalo. The harmony in African Safari inspired this paper sculpture.