Jamie King

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Here's Everything Science Knows So Far About The Origins of Humans

The story evolves every year.<p>The question of where we humans come from is one many people ask, and the answer is getting more complicated as new …


The First Photos of a Pearl Harbor Warship’s Watery Grave

Nearly 73 years after the Ward, an American navy destroyer, was attacked by Japanese kamikaze planes and sank in waters off the Philippines, a team aboard the research and exploration vessel Petrel gathered anxiously, all eyes fixed on screens in front of them.<p>It was midmorning on Dec. 1. The team, …


Precious Gems Bear Messages From Earth’s Molten Heart

Around 1920, Justo Daza, an experienced mine worker, and Fritz Klein, a mining engineer, were scrambling over the steep mountainside terraces of Chivor, a legendary emerald site in northeast Colombia. They were breaking rocks apart with long iron poles and explosives packed into drill holes. They …


Neanderthals: The Original Globetrotters

<b>Q. W</b><b>here did Neanderthals come from</b><b>?</b><p><b>A.</b> Most scientists think that Neanderthals probably evolved in Europe from African ancestors.<p>The consensus now is that modern humans and Neanderthals shared a common ancestor in Africa about 700,000 years ago. The ancestors of Neanderthals left Africa first, …


With Climate Change, Tree Die-Offs May Spread in the West

HELENA, Montana — Ponderosa pine and pinyon forests in the American West will die at an increasing rate as the world grows warmer, becoming less and less resilient when they are weakened by higher temperatures, according to new projections.<p>Although these forests now withstand short droughts, …

Climate Change

Curious Orangutans, Raised by Humans, Do Better on Cognitive Tests

A lot of human beings put a high value on curiosity, like parents who want to get their children into exclusive nursery schools.<p>Orangutans in the wild take a different approach. These great apes that live mostly alone in the forests of Borneo and Sumatra, are quite cautious, as if they had heard …


Trump Announces That the Moon Is Astronauts’ Next Destination

President Trump announced on Monday that the moon would be the next destination for American astronauts, putting the Oval Office’s imprimatur on what other administration officials have said for months.<p>“It marks a first step in returning American astronauts to the moon for the first time since …

Space Exploration

Can You Solve the Burning Rope Logic Puzzle?

Ready for a head-scratcher? The burning rope problem is a logic puzzle that doesn't require much math, or even pen and paper. Just the ol' noggin. …

Numerical Expressions (5.OA.2)

Here is a two sided worksheet that just contains numerical expressions. The answer key is provided.<br>click image to go to freebie


Does apple cider vinegar actually do anything?

An investigation into the internet’s favorite home remedy.<p>If something claims to be a miracle cure—for cancer, for overeating, for run-of-the-mill acne—you should start by assuming it isn’t. Life is hard and long and there are no easy shortcuts, especially when it comes to your health. That …

Raising Doubts About Evolution…In Science Class

In many states, there’s a battle underway between those trying to get creationism into science curriculums and those who want to keep it out.<p>That’s the subject of the newest Retro Report, which looks at one Louisiana law from 2008, which was supposedly meant to encourage “critical thinking” in …


The Pitfalls of Thinking Too Mathematically About Education

<i>Joining us this week is guest blogger Alex Baron. Alex currently teaches high-school geometry and algebra, while also serving as program director at</i> …


NCEA Level 1 Maths exam not too hard - mathematicians

A diagram in the 2017 NCEA Level 1 Maths exam.<p><b>ANALYSIS:</b> Maths is not supposed to be easy. Mathematicians say it's hard by nature – a game that's won …


The ‘impossible’ math test that made some students cry

New Zealand’s education minister has launched a probe into an “impossible” math test with questions so hard, they left some students in tears.<p>After …


Third Grade Math Riddles

Hi, Teaching Friends!<br>If you're on the hunt for a new and fun way to add some spiraled review to your math lessons, here are some third grade riddle …


Irish STEM teaching to be best in Europe

Education Minister Richard Bruton expects plans being launched today to make Ireland’s teaching of science and technology the best in Europe.<p>The …

Kindergarten Kids LOVE Math Riddles!

Hello, Teaching Friends!<br>Even the wiggliest kindergartener will be all ears for these math riddles! Your little math learners will love to solve these …


Putnam Competition | Mathematical Association of America

<b>Q. Who may participate in the Putnam?</b><p><b>A.</b> The competition is open only to regularly enrolled undergraduates, in colleges and universities of the United …

College & University

Playing Math Games With Your Kids Can Make Them Stronger…Readers?!

If you want your kid to be a strong reader, start counting.<p>By<p>Nov 27 2017, 2:29 PM<p>Engaging in math-related activities at home could improve a lot more …


Fractions: Where It All Goes Wrong

Why do Americans have such trouble with fractions—and what can be done?


Interview with a mathematician: Federico Ardila

Federico Ardila is Associate Professor of Mathematics at San Francisco State University and Adjunct Professor at Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, …


Math exam draws historic interest

Over 150 Yale students are registered for The William Putnam Lowell Mathematical Competition, which has been called both the most prestigious and …

College & University

No One Can Solve This Third-Grade Math Problem | Reader's Digest

Tatiana Ayazo /RD.comIf only there were a time machine to bring us back to third grade when our biggest worries consisted of who to play with on the …

Excel tricks that every maths teacher should know

I love creating resources. There’s very little I enjoy more in teaching than using something I have created specifically with a class or pupil in …

Microsoft Excel

Why Our Brains Will Always Be More Advanced Than Computers

<i>As the human brain is more complex than a supercomputer, why do we struggle to compute seemingly simple math problems in our heads? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Ayush Sharma, MS</b> …


ESSA Is a Big Piece of the STEM Equity Puzzle

Now that many states have pledged through ESSA plans to prioritize STEM, they must follow through, write three STEM education advocates.


Coding education important for all ages | The Network | The Network

Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is a time to encourage people of any age to embrace computer science. A big part of CSEdWeek, which runs from December 4th through December 10th, focuses on Hour of Code-- an initiative for people to try just one hour of code per day. This program provides …


Computer Science Education Week Lesson Plans

Use these Computational Thinking activities to help students build an understanding of computer science concepts.