Denice Louie

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The 13 Best Slow Cooker Recipes

These lucky 13 crock-pot recipes are easy to prep in the a.m., and ready to gobble up when you get home. You’ll love 'em on busy weeknights...and …

The Best Mobile Apps Of 2014

Have all these apps downloaded? If not, you should!<p>There are a lot more to mobile apps than just Angry Birds. The best apps of 2014 are rethinking the way we consume news, socialize, create and consume art, call for help, comprehend scientific principles, and of course, approach our daily work. …

The Best Quick Soups for Winter

When you get home exhausted and hungry from the gym or after-work bevs or running errands, sometimes it just seems too cold and overwhelming to cook …

DIY: Marbling with Nail Polish

<i>Images and text by Amy Christie for Design Mom</i><p>Upon reading my DIY magazine last month, I was really excited at the tutorial for using nail polish to …

How to make Alcohol Ink Dyed Coasters

Guest Post: Alcohol Ink Dyed Coasters<p>13. Aug. 2012<br>• /<br>• 67 Comments<p><b>Time</b>: 2 Hours including dry time <b><br>Materials:</b> Ceramic tiles, alcohol ink (try …

I Finished It Friday: Canvas Wall Art

Shares 89<p>I found this art on Pinterest and I thought it was so elegant and yet so simple…<p>Upon further review, I found out that the company resides is …

Print Onto Wood: DIY Quotation Art (Guest Post by Dani)

<i>While I'm away in Fiji (lucky me!), a pretty awesome group of some of my very favorite bloggers is helping “fill in the gaps” with amazing recipes,</i> …

America Is Raising A Generation Of Young People Who Can't Do Math

In a new study of adults' core skills in 23 mostly developed countries, the U.S. had a particularly unimpressive showing, scoring well below average in literacy, math, and tech skills. As bad as the overall scores were, young adults in America did even worse.<p>When you restrict scores to 16 to 24 …

A City Education: How One Special Math Problem Each Week Boosts Achievement

New York's state standardized tests are in April, and they're pretty high stakes: if students don't pass the math section, some of them, …

Education

Two Depressing Charts On How US Students Score In Science And Math

Students in the United States continue to fall behind students in other OECD countries in math and science.<p>The National Science Foundation has prepared two charts that show the average math and science scores from tests administered under the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment, …

High expectations will raise math scores

Test results from the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) show that Grade 3 and Grade 6 math scores in Ontario have been dropping over five years. If we look at studies from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), where Canada is fairing well on an …

Here's How Little Math Americans Actually Use at Work

Less than a quarter of employees do any calculations more complicated than basic fractions, and blue-collar workers generally do more advanced math than their white-collar friends.<p>Remember sitting through high school math class while the teacher droned on about polynomial equations and thinking …

Six ways Common Core is changing English/math classes

From The Hechinger Report, an independently funded unit of Teachers College at Columbia University, comes the following chart about how the Common Core State Standards in math and English language arts are changing classrooms:<p><b>Six ways Common Core changes English and math classrooms</b><p><b>Before</b><p><b>Common …

Here's A Question About A Revolving Door That The Smartest Math Students In The World Are Capable Of Answering

Earlier we reported on new rankings from the OECD that showed the Asian nations obliterating everyone else in terms of science, math, and reading.<p>So, what kinds of questions are students asked to determine their proficiency in these subjects?<p>Here's an example of a tough geometry question.<p>Ready?

If math gives you anxiety, watch this

Does math scare you or your child? Here’s a four-minute pep talk by an engaging math major who goes by “Mathematigal”<p>First she amusingly runs down the reactions she gets when she tells people she studies math “on purpose,” including “Oh, my brain’s just not built for that,” or “I’m more creative,” …

Stop bashing teachers. It’s up to all of us to improve kids’ math skills

It feels like we in math education have been thrown into a hurricane. Is what we do in Canada broken? Are we falling perilously behind other countries as a result of the ways that we teach and prepare our students? Contrary to the stories of doom and gloom that we are hearing, our mathematics …

Education

Education: practical maths in schools is a formula for future success

Conrad Wolfram, an entrepreneur and teacher, has a challenge for the British education system. In the UK, he asks, why do we introduce coding in primary schools but ban calculators? Instead, why not allow pupils to solve problems using computers in class and in exams? "Maths should be more …

Math education in the U.S.: What we're doing wrong.

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><b>Answer by Alon Amit, Ph.D. in mathematics, math circler:</b><p>Advertisement<p>This is (obviously, I hope) a complex …

Are our kids failing in maths because they can’t read?

There has been a lot of hand-wringing about mathematics lately. According to national and international testing we are not getting any better at it …

Computers are providing solutions to math problems that we can't check

Good news! A computer has solved the longstanding Erdős discrepancy problem! Trouble is, we have no idea what it's talking about — because the …

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Public Health

A two-minute test may show if a child needs early help in math – and it’s free online

It's basic math: seven is larger than five. Three dots represent less than eight dots. But what if some kindergarten students miss this step? Eventually, they land in Grade 3, facing multiplication, and math is a muddle.<p>Research has shown that a strong understanding of numerical quantity – both in …

The New Math of Subways

New software can take simple data and infer exactly what's going on across a transportation system.<p>An urban transportation system is a messy, hard-to-track thing.<p>Despite planning surveys and increasing data aggregation, it's hard for the people who run city transit to know precisely what is …

Smart jocks: Fit kids do better on math, reading tests - TODAY.com

Forget the old high school clichés about athletes not doing as well academically as less sporty kids -- a new study shows that children who exercise more do better on mathematics and reading tests.<p>“There is some truth that athletes may be the brightest,” said Dr. Bob Rauner, author of the survey …

DIY: Drab to Fab Binder Re-Vamp

One essential for wedding planning (especially when you're planning to DIY most of it) is having a binder to have all your information organized in …

Your Entryway Needs this DIY Calendar Work Station

Image Courtesy Chelsey Andrews<p>In just a few short weeks the official start to fall will be here. That means school starting, less vacation, and less …

Lulu & Georgia Inspired Rugs

The other day I was over at Lulu & Georgia, drooling...as usual. Is this my life? To be spent admiring items beyond my means? Drat my ridiculously …

Cheap and Easy DIY Wall Art: Vintage China Revival | Hearts & Sharts

I get TONS of compliments on my “plate wall”. They are super easy to make and lots of fun, especially if you think you are super funny, which I do. …

Kids in these countries are terrified of math class

Tunisia, Argentina, Brazil and Thailand are home to some of the world’s most math-phobic 15-year-olds.<p>Levels of “mathematics anxiety” in those countries were the highest among the nations tracked by the OECD as part of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests that the …