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Adding Fractions

Frank Morgan | Posted 05.14.2014 | Education
Frank Morgan

There is a way to add fractions by finding a common denominator, but this is not the time to tell the students that. Here's how their test should go:

For the Love of My Sister

Robin Korth | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

My sister Laurie was a year and a half older than me and always two years ahead of me in school. She was also my best friend and "almost twin." In our...

The 3 Most Confusing Things Your Math Teacher Ever Told You

Steven Strogatz | Posted 02.12.2013 | Science
Steven Strogatz

Here's a gift to everybody out there, students and teachers and especially parents, who might still be befuddled about some of the more puzzling things that came up in math class. This is why the teacher said what she said.

Atlanta Metro-Area School District Defends Using Slavery Equations To Teach Math To Third Graders

Kirsten West Savali | Posted 08.29.2012 | Black Voices
Kirsten West Savali

Third grade math is not normally the course where students are taught about beating slaves and dehumanizing labor, but two teachers at Beaver Ridge Elementary School in Atlanta thought it was a perfectly normal integration.

Math Not As Easy As 1-2-3? The Real Reason Numbers Make Kids Anxious

Education Week | Sarah D. Sparks | Posted 07.18.2011 | Education

Math problems make more than a few students--and even teachers--sweat, but new brain research is providing insights into the earliest causes of the an...

5 Telltale Dreams About Adulthood

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

Not only are my dreams hopelessly plot-driven and transparent, they are also recurrent. There are four or five dreams that I must have at least once a month, and every time, I wake up bathed in sweat.