Video: Quantum Physics for 7 Year Olds & What Teaching is all About

I’ve always been intrigued with physics ever since I nearly failed it in my freshman year. What was it about physics that I found so difficult? Well fast forward 57 years and I’m now taking this course “Exploring the Universe (ETU): A Non-Mathematical Look at the 20th Century Physics and Cosmology” to find out why …

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All about Rigor (Or is it Rigor-mortis?)

Recently President (of NCTM) Trena Wilkerson wrote: Consider these three “Rs” of mathematics: students should engage in rigorous and challenging mathematics that is relevant to their lives and is responsive to their background experiences, cultures, interests, and knowledge.”  Math educators seem to love the term rigor, but for 9th and 10th-grade students it scares the …

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