Improve teaching of size.

Teaching size/scale has long been thought of great potential. And is widespread, primary-graudate. But also pervasively unsuccessful. There's little incentive to improve, as subsequent content does not depend on it. What if scale were a pervasive part of descriptive content?

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Get a feel for scale. Customize with your own content. [This is the old one. The new version isn't up yet].
Teach size/scale with 1000x chunking.
So it's retained and transferable. Accessible down to K-1 and outreach. And down to atoms.
Rough-quantitative... active learning?
Rough-quantitative reasoning might provide a medium for collaborative inquiry and non-toy analysis, and thus for misunderstanding pruning and play. This would require uncrippling estimation best practice, K-graduate. And creating rough-quantitative descriptive content.

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Towards better um/nm/pm-scale outreach slides.
Science outreach talks about unfamiliarly small things repeatedly reuse introductory scale slides which... could use improvement. A significantly better drop-in replacement might quickly see use.

Links

How Big Are Things? My previous site on this topic.

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