Monthly Archives: November 2012

Burn Notice Science Challenge

Aside from topics related to math, physics, and tutoring, espionage is one of my favourite subjects. This past week I found out that the US TV series Burn Notice is sponsoring a science competition for high school students. The challenge … Continue reading

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Double Algebra as a Solution to Math Woes

Not everyone will like the idea but this article describes some research into the benefits of giving struggling students a double dose of algebra to make sure they understand it before moving on to more advanced topics. I can certainly … Continue reading

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More Evidence for Math Pain

Last week I wrote about math apparently being a genuine source of fear for some people. A few days ago I spotted this CBC story about new Canadian research indicating that the problem may go beyond anxiety to actual physical … Continue reading

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Genuine Fear of Math

Earlier this week I joked with one of my calculus students that for Halloween I was going to frighten children who came to my door by giving them math homework. For most of my life I have understood that many … Continue reading

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