Calculus. There, I said it. If your heart skipped a beat, you might be one of the roughly 1 million students--or the parent of one of these brave soul...
Not only are they embarking on careers that will lead to innovative developments in American industries, but this new class of scholarship recipients is evolving the face of STEM. Half are the first in their family to attend college. More than half are female. And minorities make up the majority.
I am glad that I don't have to choose yet, but if I had to, I would teach Mathematics part-time and run a small seafood cafe on a beach.
In an industry awed and driven by cerebral achievements, there exist the noisy games of some trying to assert intellectual prowess through various loud points of view. For personalities like mine that care a lot about "the best way to do something", it can be an intimidating and confusing
New York State's latest test results tell us very little about student and teacher performance and have nothing to do with rigor. We also do not know what they say about college and career readiness.
Americans love a challenge of any kind, and we believe we have a puncher's chance at winning. That's the American way. That was the mindset of a group of undocumented Mexican students from Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix, Arizona.
One thing they are deeply informed about are the waves themselves. It's difficult to deny how absolutely breathtaking a big wave can be, but what kind of power does it pack?
In high school or college, students of Asian heritage have the reputation of making the highest grades in the class, and the average American student ...
The people of Baghdad never found their peace. They did not learn anything from their predecessors. With all those wars they will never reach the greatness of the bygone era.
Let's take Benford's Law and apply it to the US Budget to see if everything checks out!
Is college worth its cost? A new study reported in the journal Science reiterates the long-standing conclusion that the clear answer is "yes." In case you're wondering why, below I'll give you an example in the same way I present it to students,
Ironically, confusion of the CCSS with methods for testing mathematical proficiency is a prime example of the kind of imprecise thinking that the CCSS intend to rectify.
A concept some teachers work to explain and students struggle to understand is exponential and quadratic growth rates. Part of the problem is that this math is often taught on paper with a simple x/y axis; it doesn't seem to have any relationship to the real world. But if you look at something like Angry Birds or blockbuster summer movies, these concepts become easier to understand.
Fifth-grade students at Woodward Elementary School had an interesting math assignment this fall: watching college football games. Though seemingly fun...
Our education system seeks fluency in the language of math, yet it does not encourage students to use it in a social way, producing many who are anxious about math.
Did you know that you can create beautiful flowers with an equation? Before I tell you what that equation is, let me convince you first.