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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Parent Who Criticized His Son’s Math Program Is Sued By Curriculum Company

“A group of families in Wake County, N.C., have pushed for months to get the district to stop using a controversial new curriculum. Now the company behind the curriculum is suing one of the most vocal parents for defamation.” I’m not really surprised by this confrontation. The math wars have faded from the news in …

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Wanna do* Adventures

In our investigations of children’s understanding of the mathematics of data, we identified ideas that were particularly interesting or empowering to children, and watched where they spontaneously made mathematical games and challenges for themselves. Interwoven with this process was our own deepening understanding and enjoyment of this branch of mathematics. Taking cues from children’s aesthetics …

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