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6 July 2011

Best & Worst States For Math Education

SERI data compiled by Statistical Research Center at AIP. Below, is the press release that accompanied the image above. Considering, that a recent study showed that the U.S. is 23rd out of 65 countries surveyed in math, even the highest scoring states have little to be proud of. State Outcomes in Math and Science Education Reveal Big Disparities College Park, MD, July 1, 2011 — In a new ranking of how …

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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.

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17 June 2011

Have You Heard About Great Courses??

This post is a free advert for a company you probably have never heard of. It’s called the Great Courses and they do something very unique, they sell lectures! It’s one of those type ideas that people  wish they had thought of first; Take the greatest professors and record in a studio their lectures and then sell them to people who love learning. There is an added benefit too, you …

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16 June 2011

Good Science and Junk Science

The Good Science: NOAA released the May global temp. data today and the global land and ocean temps. were tied for 10th warmest on record. Land temps. were 7th warmest on record. The period of meteorological spring from March -May was also the 10th warmest on the instrument record. From NCDC: Global Highlights The combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for May 2011 was 0.50°C (0.90°F) above the …

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2 April 2011

Lies My Teacher Told Me- A Must Read Book.

You may have noticed that under my list of  subject categories, I have history listed. Not history of science, just history, and this may seem strange for a blog about science. The reason??  I like history, and from time to time I like to write about it (especially to dispel certain myths). It’s been awhile since I did a history post, but this book is too important to pass up …

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28 March 2011

Need Help with Math-Ask This 12 Year Old

I did a blog post on Khan Academy the other day, and how he is teaching math to thousands of kids, but Jacob Barnett is one kid who does not need to watch any of Sal Khan’s videos. He could actually do a few for him! If you’re a college student in Calculus 2 and are having trouble with integration by parts or trig substitution, then you may want to …

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20 March 2011

Could One Person Fix American Students Lousy Math Scores? Meet Sal Khan.

I found Khan Academy by accident. I was reading a paper on climate science and realised that I poorly understood a concept in statistics, so. I googled it and found khanacademy.org. I’ve been hooked ever since ,and if you know a student who is struggling in maths, show them the web site immediately. If you did lousy in high school or college maths, (and want to understand it better) then show yourself Khan …

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18 March 2011

Run on Potassium Iodide–Shortages for those who really need it? (Science illiteracy has consequences)

I listened to a great interview on The World as I drove home for dinner tonight. Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations, had some choice words for those who have bought out the supply of potassium iodide here in the U.S. She basically called stupid, the Americans who bought and started taking the tablets. If things got much worse in Japan, they may actually …

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14 March 2011

Yes, Another Explosion at Fukushima, but read this before you get too concerned.

The below is from Dr. Josef Oehmen of MIT. It was reproduced on Barry Brooks excellent blog Brave New Climate. Brooks is a climate science expert at the Univ. of Adelaide, and I read his posts frequently. Just click the image below to go to Brave New World. It will take you awhile to read, but you will then have a very good understanding of what is happening in Japan. You …

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17 February 2011

The Great Backyard Bird Count

You can play a role in adding to scientific knowledge tomorrow. The great backyard bird count runs from Friday, February 18th through Monday, Feb. 21st. Click the image below to go to the website. It’s easy to do, and science needs your help! Canadians, we need your help too. A big thank you to Earth Gauge for the heads up on this. I missed it last year!

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