... and I have the energy of someone twice my age!
Diane Ravitch, in her recent post about international math tests, raises concerns that standardized tests damage the quality of education and constrain young people's intellectual growth. What I worry about is the way they can unfairly deny opportunities to students.
My last post looked at math as part of an inquiry-driven, interdisciplinary curriculum, with the focus on the individual learner's questions and needs. Let's turn now to some of the values and aspirations informing that approach -- inclusion, inspiration, empowerment, and positive change.
The most curious moment in the math-riddled Broadway hit The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has nothing to do with the dog.
Pythagoras' life spans most of the sixth century and early fifth century before our common era. He is a one of the greatest Greek thinkers of all time.
The Global Food System is a complex network of consumers, producers, economics, trade agreements, financial transactions, demand data, supply data, fo...
Based on our work, we have developed standards and criteria for parents and community leaders to quickly gauge the quality of the STEM education programs in their community.
April 26, is the 95th anniversary of the death of one of the most astounding mathematical geniuses of all time, the self-taught Indian mathematician Srinivasa Iyengar Ramanujan (1887-1920), whose stunning contributions to many areas of mathematics are still being plumbed by experts today.
Is your brain fog so thick and your mind such a blur that you've considered breaking out the Windex? Are you falling-off-the-chart smart? Or are you just falling apart? Try this fun test to see where your brain cells stand these days.
I found out that expectations are only expectations if I let them be. Once internalized, they become shackles that can hold you prisoner. But once I stopped filling myself up with others' expectations for me and focused on my own, I gradually became less insecure and anxious.
She loves spending time singing "Let it Go," dressing up like Queen Elsa, and hearing made up stories about Elsa, Anna and their adventures. I wondered if I could make math just as imaginative, exciting, and creative as the things she already loves to do.
Philosophy and science together give birth to environmental ethics. The sciences discover the laws of nature, and philosophy provides the reasoning for our respect for the natural world and, therefore, our respect for the integrity of life on Earth.
There's a way that we parents can dispel the myth that only smart people do math. And there's also a way that we parents can combat math phobia. The approach requires work on the part of the parent, but hey, what part of parenting doesn't? Here's what I have in mind.
With another St Patrick's Day safely behind us, it's a good time to remember that over the past few centuries The Land of Saints and Scholars has made significant -- if sometimes overlooked -- contributions to mathematics, science and engineering, as well as to the arts.
The role of technology in fostering mathematical and logical intelligence is obvious in that technology is built on the same mathematical principles and logic that drive life itself.
The mathematician in the title of this intriguing debut novel is Rachela Karonovitch, known as possibly the greatest woman math genius in history.