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5 July 2011
The Proper Way to Teach Maths
Kudos to Dan Meyer- well worth watching this video. A tip of the hat to TEDx Huntsville for it. We must change the way we teach math in this country or we will face a 21st century of rapid decline. As far as math education goes, we are already well on our way. If you are a student needing some help in math class, I highly recommend khanacademy.org.
“Exceptional” Texas/Oklahoma Drought Intensifies
In some parts of Texas and Oklahoma, the drought is now worse than the dust bowl days of the 1930’s. 72% of Texas is now in exceptional drought and the long range weather pattern is looking very dry and hot. If you include Oklahoma, and the other South Central states, then nearly 50% of the region is now at the most extreme drought stage. The image below shows the departure …