Blake Maaske

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All the books you should have read in 2016

Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature, Paul Beatty became the first American writer to win the Booker Prize, the Internet picked sides when …

27 Brilliant Home And Decor Projects You Can Make Yourself

This is not a drill! (But you will need one for these projects.)

The “C Words” of Education

I recently attended one of the largest education conferences in the United States, FETC in Orlando, Florida. The focus of the conference was the use …

Tube map for A-level maths aims to drive smart thinking

All aboard the Number line!<p>Mathematics is the most popular A-level in the UK. But it’s not turning out the right kind of mathematician.<p>“There is a frustration in maths faculties that students are arriving with top marks and yet they can’t bring together different ideas. They are so very fluent but …

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Weapons of Math Destruction: Cathy O'Neil adds up the damage of algorithms

The Harvard PhD and data scientist talks about her new book and ponders how people’s fear and trust of math is akin to worshipping God<p>Support our fearless, independent journalism with a contribution or by becoming a member<p>“People keep suggesting that democracy is alive and well because we have two …

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The Entire History of Japan in 9 Quirky Minutes

If you peruse our collection of Free Online History Courses, you'll find plenty of enriching history courses from top-notch universities, all …

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

<i>Everyone’s favorite comforting beef stew made easily in the crockpot! The meat is SO TENDER and the stew is rich, chunky and hearty!</i> We had another …

DIY hack turns an old NES cartridge into any retro console you want

Looking for a simple but rewarding project to sink your teeth into? You might want to take a look at this hack that will allow you to turn an old NES …

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California's schools won't be judged only by their test scores, school board votes

California is officially done with telling parents that schools are only as good as their test scores.<p>The state Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to rate schools using an evaluation that includes many more factors — among them academics, graduation rates, college preparedness and the …

Skillet Skills: 7 Meals You Can Make In a Single Cast Iron Pan

Have you been cooking with cast iron lately? A skillet is definitely worth the investment with it's durable versatility. Take a look at these 7 ways …

Google updates Classroom with new tools for students, parents and teachers

Google Classroom, the company’s platform that brings together Google Apps for Education and a number of tools for managing classes and content, is getting one of its regular summer updates today (right in time before the next school year starts).<p>While Classroom has traditionally focused on offering …

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Arnold Schwarzenegger's Workout Tips from A-Z

26 workout tips from the legend!<p><i>Photographs courtesy of ART ZELLER © FITNESS PUBLICATIONS INC., COURTESY OF WEIDER HEALTH AND FITNESS</i><p>You probably …

Math: The Pros & Cons of Productive Struggle

Department chair Michelle Russell has spent time this summer thinking about what "productive struggle" should mean for the students in her math …

10 Amazing Chicken Crockpot Recipes – Page 2

2) Paleo Curry Chicken (2 of 10)<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>This is one of the best curry chicken recipes we’ve ever tried, and we love that it’s paleo and gluten …

The Timeless workout program: 5 routines where old school and new school collide

james michelfelder<p>james michelfelder<p><b>Duration</b> 45-60<p><b>Exercises</b> 8-12<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Timelesswas inspired by old-school bodybuilding. Benching, deadlifting, …

My Three Favorite Math Puzzles

Math, to me, has always been about puzzles — and I love doing puzzles. As a kid, I used to spend hours doing puzzle books for fun. Even now, when I …

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20 of the Most Popular Cleaning Hacks on Pinterest

Teachers in Maine say iPads 'provide no educational function in the classroom'

Last week, a technology director for Auburn district schools presented a study that indicated that students and teachers in grades 7 through 12 overwhelmingly favor laptops over iPads, reports the Lewiston-Auburn Sun Journal.<p>But the most surprising part of the study is how some of the teachers and …

How Math Secretly Affects Your Life

Bill Gates reviews the book ”How Not to be Wrong” by author Jordan Ellenberg.

Students who use digital devices in class 'perform worse in exams'

Study finds use of computers by students in lectures and seminars has ‘substantial negative effect’ on performance<p>Allowing students to use computers and the internet in classrooms substantially harms their results, a study has found.<p>The paper published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology …

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22 Ways To Turn Old Junk Into New Junk

7 Alcohol Subscription Services (and How to Choose the Right One for You)

Drinking preferences are as varied as people: A glass of port by the campfire at sunset, Coronas and limes in a frat basement every Saturday night, weekly cocktails with hand-crushed ice from the bar that calls itself a House of Mixology, or no drinks at all.<p><b>And more often than not, knowing what</b> …

We need to overcome our national math phobia | The Star

Pencils down, here’s some mental arithmetic for you. If a student does one hour of math every school day for 12 years, how many hours of math will …

How to Build Garage Storage Shelves on the Cheap

These storage shelves can be built from scrap 2 x 4s and plywood, and are as strong as anything you'd buy from the store, but cost a lot less money.<p>Garage storage and shelving solutions are abundant, but the prices can be shocking. You can build your own garage shelves from scrap 2 x 4s and …

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How Tom Bissell's lack of belief compelled him to write 'Apostle'

The life and legacy of the apostle Thomas were a shimmer of myth and fact that sent Tom Bissell across oceans and down alleys; he scribbled notes with a high fever and cried with dysentery and diarrhea in a church bathroom on a mountaintop in India.<p>In researching his new book, "Apostle," Bissell, a …

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Could This Digital Math Tool Change Instruction For the Better?

Math instruction can be the most resistant to changes in pedagogy — even schools that have had success with project-based learning or …

The 17 equations that changed the world

In 2012, Mathematician Ian Stewart came out with an excellent and deeply researched book titled "In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World.<p>His book takes a look at the most pivotal equations of all time, and puts them in a human, rather than technical context.<p>"Equations …

Why Math Rocks

Everyone who has kids, or who remembers his/her childhood, will also remember the struggle to understand why math matters.<p>"Who cares about multiplication tables and fractions, triangles and algebra? Why do I need to know these things?"<p>The challenge with math is that if you don't look with the right …

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DIY Sliding Lego Table Keeps All Those Bricks in One Place

Lego pieces end up everywhere if you're not diligent about storing them. This sliding table includes hideaway storage and a Lego work surface to keep your kids (or you) entertained for hours.<p>Every parent deals with the challenge of proper Lego storage—or else they deal with the pain of stepping on …

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