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Computing, computer programming, and computer-aided problem solving have been integrated to the formal K-12 courses “Algebra Reasoning”, “Algebra Readiness”, “Pre-Algebra”, “Algebra I”, “Geometry”, “Applied Physics”, “Engineering Design”, “Technology”, “Computer Programming for STEM Applications”, “Computer Programming for Solving Applied Problems”, and “Robotic Technologies” for students from 6th to 12th grades. The user-friendly C/C++ interpreter Ch is used in classroom presentations and computer labs for homework assignments and projects. Some of the best performers in the class are 6th graders. With our innovative teaching pedagogy and materials, students can learn computing at an early age.
This page shows how inline CSS using SPAN and DIV tags, image captioning and an image-rollover “title” can work for “custom” page layouts.
Both the visible caption and image are in an HTML DIV section styled with CSS to float to the right. This page also demonstrates resizing an image using HTML settings — generally something I do only when testing a page, or when I want the same image to appear in two different sizes on the same page. The 250-pixel-wide photo on the right is the same as the 333-pixel-wide one centered above. The smaller version reduced by deleting its “height” attribute and changing both the image and DIV “width” tags to 250px, forcing the browser to calculate its height proportionally.
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This page also demonstrates resizing an image using HTML settings — generally something I do only when testing a page, or when I want the same image to appear in two different sizes on the same page. The 250-pixel-wide photo on the right is the same as the 333-pixel-wide one centered above. The smaller version reduced by deleting its "height" attribute and changing both the image and DIV "width" tags to 250px, forcing the browser to calculate its height proportionally.
(I chose 250 pixels to leave room for a few words next to the photo within this 600-pixel-wide page.)
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Graduate and undergraduate students from UC Davis often give lectures in our participating schools and serve as teaching assistants to help K-12 students to learn STEM subjects. As role models, they inspire K-12 students to pursue STEM related careers.
The UC Davis Center for Integrated Computing and STEM Education (C-STEM) aims to improve computing, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (C-STEM) education in both formal and informal programs in K-14. The goal of the C-STEM Center is to provide computing education for all K-12 students and develop students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills through integrated computing and STEM education. The C-STEM Center studies how to use computing and robotics technology to increase student interest and help them learn STEM subjects with an emphasis on Algebra, the gatekeeper for STEM disciplines. The C-STEM Center also studies how to streamline the curriculum on computing education in the context of STEM subjects in elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as the first two years of college. Through various outreach activities including RoboPlay Competitions, the C-STEM Center seeks to inspire students to pursue computing and STEM related careers and post-secondary study.