Karen Gerow

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NASA Discovers Stars and Planets Give off Music- Here's What it Sounds Like

To look at images or video of outer space scenery, most of us imagine and sense of feeling of total void, of darkness, and most of all, of silence. …

More Western kids are being taught math using China's fabled, slightly brutal "mastery" method

There has been a growing feeling in the UK, a country with some of the most elite schools (paywall) and revered universities in the world, that their students are lagging behind students in other countries. This is particularly true in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) …

Teaching

Winners of Space Poop Challenge Receive $30,000

Great Big Story

Robert Lang is a physicist who worked at NASA studying lasers and has 46 patents on optoelectronics to his name. However, that's not what he's best …

NASA Wants to Launch a Giant Magnetic Field to Make Mars Habitable

So crazy, it just might work.<p>NASA scientists have proposed a bold plan that could give Mars its atmosphere back and make the Red Planet habitable for …

Three Incredible Board Games with Real World Themes

In board gaming, fantasy, future, and historical games draw the lion’s share of thematic space. I can’t tell you how many orcs I’ve killed, space …

Helping My Students Love Learning

This past Saturday, I had an opportunity to share my passion for helping students love learning with the “Classroom 2.0 Live” Community. The hour …

Introduction to combinatorics

If you're seeing this message, it means we're having trouble loading external resources on our website.<p>If you're behind a web filter, please make …

Throw yourself into the VR void 250 miles above Earth with the ISS spacewalk app

Even in virtual reality, floating 402 kilometres above Earth is terrifying. Home, a 15-minute experience created by London-based production studio …

NASA Finalizes The Design For Their New Z-2 Spacesuit

Boasting patches for increased visibility, 3D-printed hardware ergonomically-designed for each individual astronaut, and much, much more, NASA's Z-2 space suit is the newest evolution in space fashion.<p>Images via NASA<p>The Anthropometry and Biomechanics facility at NASA has revealed details on their …

How to play mathematics

The world is full of mundane, meek, unconscious things embodying fiendishly complex mathematics. What can we learn from them?<i>By Margaret Wertheim</i>Read …

These Boots Keep Astronauts From Tripping Over Their Own Feet

Moon mission astronauts spent a lot of time on their butts. Those moon walks may have looked bouncy and peaceful, but cumbersome space suits had …

What will the astronauts do on Mars? - A Mission to Mars - Mars One

During their working hours, our astronauts will be busy performing three main tasks: construction, maintenance and research. Besides work, they will …

NASA sent a twin to space to see how the body is affected – and we’re starting to get results

A twin experiment in space can help us prevent diseases on Earth.<p>NASA astronaut Scott Kelly recently spent one year in space, while his identical …

With An Eye On Venus And Mars, ISRO Attempts Mega World Record

India will boldly go to Venus for the first time and re-visit the Red Planet very soon.<p>Buried and hidden in the hundreds of pages of the new format …

Salman Khan: These 3 Ideas Will Completely Change How Education Works

Underemployment may be a thing of the past.<p><i>How will education change in the next 10 years? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Salman Khan, Founder, Khan Academy, on Quora:</b><p><b>Mastery</b> …

Where Does Homework Fit Into the Big Picture?

No matter whether homework is the opener of the conversation or some other topic is catalytic to a reflection on current practice how things fit into …

Teaching

“Good Judgment” Is A Site Where Our Students Can Showcase Their Forecasting Skills

I’ve written some past posts about the work of Philip Tetlock (Quote Of The Day: “beliefs are hypotheses to be tested…” and The Best Resources On The …

High School

The Map of Mathematics

To Live Your Best Life, Do Mathematics

The ancient Greeks argued that the best life was filled with beauty, truth, justice, play and love. The mathematician Francis Su knows just where to …

Mathematics

DGMD E-10

The course blog contains the ability to comment on posts. Please use this to provide meaningful, constructive, and useful feedback to your peers! It …

Watch How Zero Became a Number

Zero is a tricky number. It's the only integer that is neither positive nor negative. You cannot divide by zero, but you can add, multiply, and …

Alan Turing

instruction

June 24, 2018<br>by Larry Ferlazzo <br>0 comments<p>Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom …

5 Big Ideas In Education That Don't Work

Small classes. High standards. More money. These popular remedies for school ills <i>aren't</i> as effective as they're sometimes thought to be. That's the somewhat controversial conclusion of education researcher John Hattie.<p>Over his career, Hattie has scrutinized more than 1,000 "meta-analyses," looking …

Education

The Circle of 5ths Explained—Plus Three Ways You Can Put It to Use

The circle of fifths is a chart that shows the relationship among the 12 tones of the chromatic scale. It’s a central aspect of music theory, and …