What approach could a teacher take if her students are wary of numbers and statistical analyses? Could an ecologist replicate fieldwork within the confines of a classroom? A recent research paper discusses the use of sweet, colourful candies as a teacher's aid for imparting mathematical reasoning and introducing the strategies of fieldwork.
Would learning be enhanced if errors were introduced in scientific diagrams? Students who explore and explain these errors seem to achieve a better understanding of the subject matter, suggests a new study.