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Math Jokes

Q: What is the difference between a mathematician and a philosopher?<br>A: The mathematician only needs paper, pencil, and a trash bin for his work - the …

Mathematics

Study finds that mastering prerequisites—not taking calculus in high school—better predicts success in college

The word alone is enough strike terror into the hearts of even the most accomplished students, but for those who break out in cold sweats at the …

High School

Report: Adolescent Learning Requires a New Science-Based Approach

Teaching & Learning<p>There's a science to adolescent learning, which addresses how the many changes — physical, emotional, social, intellectual and …

Education

Demonstrations of Bernoulli's Principle You Can Try at Home

Recently, I wrote about how it's possible to explain the lift from an airplane wing without mentioning Bernoulli's principle, which … well … ruffled …

51 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Willpower, Determination, and Success

Success requires inspiration... and determination.<p>Every successful person I know has willpower, determination, and drive. They may not be smarter than everyone else. They may not be more talented, more skilled, or more experienced.<p>But what they do have is the willingness to persevere. Here are 51 …

Motivation

Forget frustrating equations. This Indiana high school teaches algebra you’ll actually use.

As soon as Caitlin Scull started her stopwatch, her classmate began texting.<p>“You want it to be real,” their teacher, Eric Gurule, told Scull and her …

These Are the 8 Types of Friends You Need in Your Life

Do your friends sometimes disappoint you? Ever feel like there is something missing in your relationships? You’re not alone.<p>Tom Rath and the Gallup …

Self-help

A Psychologist Has Figured Out How You Can Be Better at Math

Numeracy is tied up in self-esteem and motivation.<p>As you may remember from your own (in)glorious youth, most university students are required to take …

Mathematics

From "EduSpeak" to a Language of Pedagogy

A few weeks ago, I had a chance to conduct a workshop for EdTechTeacher on <i>Leading Innovation in the Classroom</i>. Before beginning to prepare for the …

Pedagogy

In Planning Lessons, Math Teachers Rely on What They Learned During Preservice

Elementary math teachers remember what they learn in their teacher preparation programs, and use it when writing lesson plans years down the road, …