Many people find calculus and quantum physics intimidating. These subjects are for geeky, smart kids with no social life, right? Well, geeky kids might find calculus fun and interesting in ways most others may not, but thanks to comic-style books on these subjects, calculus and physics feel more like reading the Sunday comics in the [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Math’
It’s no secret that the once-superior education system in the United States has fallen behind countries like China and Singapore in recent years, particularly in the areas of science and math. How can the US keep pace globally when our rivals in innovation and engineering are turning out university STEM graduates at increasing rates, leaving [...]
Wired Magazine recently published an intriguing article about the amazing growth and popularity of Khan Academy. Khan Academy, the free online learning tool, is so successful, founder Salman Khan is considering starting his own private school around the product. Some of his ideas are out-of-the-box for mainstream education, but many they are nothing new to [...]
We love Pi day, a day with the same date signature as Pi (3/14 – 3.14). We’ve created a fun way for kids to explore the relationship between the circle and Pi. Check out our post over onGeekMom for a fun activity that makes learning about Pi really fun.
Ron Doerfler, author of the Dead Reckonings Blog, has created an awesome free 2011 mental math calendar called Lightning Calculation. Ron describes this calendar as an interactive calendar for developing abilities in mental calculation. The calendar boasts over 4,000 exercises with most of the answers cleverly displayed so as not to give themselves up too easily. [...]
Spys are cool and mysterious with all of their computer, language, and disguise skills and all of their nifty gadgets. The idea of the spy code wheel is to quickly and randomly choose numbers to substitute for letters when writing a secret note. If you tell the person receiving the note that A=6, then the [...]
Some people think teaching calculus to little kids is absurd because, traditionally, kids are not taught calculus until high school or college. However, there are a couple of books written especially for teaching calculus to kids as young as six or seven. Why not? Arithmetic isn’t of much use without calculus to explain principles in [...]