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Everything about the way we teach math is wrong

And it is a disaster that it isn't taught this way to students.<p>"A Mathematician's Lament" is a classic polemic (later expanded and published as a book) written by math teacher Paul Lockhart. The essay is a devastating and passionate assault on the mechanistic way mathematics is taught in most of …

Indian Prairie Dist. 204 sees rise in math, science scores

Math and science test scores increased in Indian Prairie Unit District 204 this year, while reading scores dipped slightly.<p>Administrators say the positive results came despite students taking more rigorous tests.<p>"There's just been relentless efforts towards educating staff in terms of how they …

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This Free App Solves Math Problems for You. Well, Mostly.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Clever photo calculator app + math = problem solved. Instantly. Oh, yeah, kids, it’s real and it’s finally here, but not without a few kinks.<p>Behold PhotoMath, a new free photo calculator app that solves math equations in a snap -- a snap …

Study: Fear of Ebola Highest Among People Who Did Not Pay Attention During Math and Science Classes

MINNEAPOLIS (The Borowitz Report)—A new study, by the University of Minnesota, indicates that fear of contracting the Ebola virus is highest among Americans who did not pay attention during math and science classes.<p>According to the study, those whose minds were elsewhere while being taught certain …

The Best Dry Shampoo, According To Math

What did we do before dry shampoo? This miracle-in-a-bottle ranks super high on many a beauty addict's "absolutely need to have in my arsenal" list — …

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Medicine prices at risk under Pacific trade draft: critics | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Medicine costs would rise if draft proposals in a Pacific Rim trade pact come into force, health and consumer rights advocates said on Thursday after the release of a leaked negotiating text.<p>Documents published by whistle-blowers WikiLeaks showed countries in the …

When you’re an ER doctor and the answer to how you’re doing is “Ebola”

Last night I had my first Ebola nightmare. In my dream, I was in the emergency department caring for four patients with the virus, fighting desperately—and failing—to keep them alive and protect my colleagues and myself all at once. I finished the shift and waved at my three young children through …

How to Give a Panda His Medicine

(YouTube link)<p>You think trying to work on a computer with a curious cat around is hard? This poor zookeeper needs to dose two young pandas with …

Teen's quest for Amazon 'medicine' ends in tragedy

Kyle Nolan did his research -- his mother made sure of that. She didn't want her 18-year-old son heading to the Amazon jungle at all -- let alone, without learning everything he could about the supposed "medicine" with the bizarre name that he insisted would help him turn his young life around.<p>"I …

Ayahuasca: Could it be the next medicinal marijuana? - CNN.com

<i>Is ayahuasca a natural remedy for anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder or just another drug fad? Lisa Ling goes inside an ayahuasca ceremony in the Amazon on this week's episode of "This Is Life With Lisa Ling: Jungle Fix" Sunday, October 26, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- Imagine discovering a …