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iPads for kids program sets off password security alarms for parents

ANALYSIS/OPINION: An iPads-for-kids program has parents worried about sending kids to school with their child's Apple ID password and the answers to …

What Makes Pi So Special?

No number can claim more fame than pi. But why, exactly?<p>Defined as the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, pi, or in symbol form, …

Mathematics

Homework: A New User's Guide

If you made it past the headline, you're likely a student, concerned parent, teacher or, like me, a nerd nostalgist who enjoys basking in the distant glow of Homework Triumphs Past (second-grade report on Custer's Last Stand, nailed it!).<p>Whoever you are, you're surely hoping for some clarity in the …

Teaching

25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers

What are the best apps for teachers? We asked TED-Ed Innovative Educators and the TED-Ed community. Below, 25 awesome apps recommended for teachers, …

Hating math may not be your fault

Sharon Noguchi of the Bay Area News Group writes that Math anxiety may not be the students’ fault. Many children learn to hate math, become …

Pedagogy

Four tips for reducing maths anxiety

Some might argue that there should be room for a <i>little</i> anxiety in school life. We don’t want to wrap students up in cotton wool because the real …

Pedagogy