Monthly Archives: December 2013

A Different Perspective on Test Scores

Much has been written recently about the results from standardized international tests in mathematics, science, and reading. As a private mathematics and physics tutor, I like to look at the scores whenever they come out and to read the conclusions … Continue reading

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A New Kind of High School Science Lab

As the end of the calendar year approaches, some people’s minds turn to wishes. For young children those wishes tend to be for heavily advertised material goods manufactured in China for sale by major corporations. For some of the older … Continue reading

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The Future of STEM Education

In this YouTube video from a TEDx session in Baltimore, Roni Ellington passionately describes how she went from being in a “low track” grade 7 class to having a Ph.D. in mathematics education. She also talks about her research into … Continue reading

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