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Title: 4 by 4 Learning Matrix Gregory Bridges


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4 by 4 Learning MatrixGregory Bridges
  • Japan
  • Lifestyles, Traditions, Customs, Beliefs
    (adaptations of Internet lessons)

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What is a 4 by 4 Learning Matrix?
  • A 4 by 4 Learning Matrix is an instructional tool
    that allows choice.
  • A unit of study is planed with four disciplines
    in mind Language Arts, Social Studies, Science,
    and Mathematics. Activities are designed for a
    variety of learning styles.

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How is a 4 by 4 Learning Matrix used?
  • Each student must choose at least one activity
    from each of the four core subject areas
    containing 4 different activates 4 by 4
    Learning Matrix. The point value would be
    delineated by the teacher prior to the unit of
    study. Students could be allowed to obtain bonus
    points.

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Why use a 4 by 4 Learning Matrix.
  • Learning styles of middle school students are
    developing and differentiation in instruction
    affords them an opportunity to pick and choose
    learning applicable to their ability. 4 by 4
    Learning Matrix allows students choices in their
    learning.

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JapanLifestyles, Traditions, Customs,
Beliefs(adaptations of Internet lessons)
  • An example of a
  • 4 by 4 Learning Matrix

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JapanLifestyles, Traditions, Customs, Beliefs
(adaptations of Internet lessons) 4 by 4
Learning Matrix Introduction
  • It is important for learners to understand the
    differences and similarities between cultures.
    An introduction to customs and lifestyles of
    other people helps them to become less egocentric
    and more accepting of differences in others.

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JapanLifestyles, Traditions, Customs, Beliefs
(adaptations of Internet lessons) 4 by 4
Learning Matrix Activity page
England and Japan Comparative Folk Tale Study Japanese Language Climate of Japan Trash or Treasure
Japanese Kites Anime Akira Aspects of Pop Culture Creating a Japanese Garden Godzilla Aspects of Pop Culture
Furoshiki Japanese Wrapping Japanese Architecture Home Sweet Home Japanese Foods Eating Customs Children of World War II
Bumper to Bumper Shoulder to Shoulder Development of Origami in Japan Kodomono and Hinamatsuri Shinto Buddhism Daoism Confucianism
Language Arts
Science
Mathematics
Social Studies
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JapanLifestyles, Traditions, Customs, Beliefs
(adaptations of Internet lessons) 4 by 4
Learning Matrix Sample Activities
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JapanLifestyles, Traditions, Customs, Beliefs
(adaptations of Internet lessons) 4 by 4
Learning Matrix Educators basic instructions
  1. Reproduce the activity page and individual
    activity sheets in booklet form for each student.
    See Japan Lifestyles, Traditions, Customs,
    Beliefs (adaptations of Internet lesson)
  2. At the introduction of the unit of study, review
    the booklet and delineate the point values to be
    earned. Example 150 to 110 points A
  3. Basic requirements for all students is one
    activity from each of the four disciplines
    Language Arts, Science, Mathematics, Social
    Studies
  4. Set the time parameters for the completion of all
    activities. Example First activity due in three
    days, second activity due the next three days,
    etc.

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JapanLifestyles, Traditions, Customs, Beliefs
(adaptations of Internet lessons) 4 by 4
Learning Matrix Educators basic instructions
  • Assist students with questions and explain in
    detail one of the activities from the booklet.
    Example Furoshiki
  • Monitor students progress and record grades on an
    ongoing basis. Verify individual points
    anticipated for each student to ensure students
    understanding. Student 1 Bumper to Bumper (30
    pts) Japanese Garden (40 pts) Japanese language
    (30 pts) and Godzilla (75 pts) 175 points.
  • Provide classroom time for presentations.

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4 by 4 Learning Matrix Gregory Bridges
  • A particular challenge for a school teacher is
    being able to differentiate or adapt instruction
    to respond to the diverse student needs found in
    inclusive, mixed-ability classrooms.
  • A differentiated classroom offers a variety of
    learning options designed to tap into different
    readiness levels, interests, and learning
    profiles.

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4 by 4 Learning Matrix Gregory Bridges
  • An underlying philosophy is that one learns more
    effectively when information is presented in a
    manner congruent with ones favored method of
    acquiring and processing information.

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4 by 4 Learning MatrixGregory Bridges
  • "If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
    perhaps it is because he hears a different
    drummer." 
  • Henry David Thoreau
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