Monthly Archives: April 2011

Cheap Ways To Improve Girls’ Achievement in Mathematics

New readers will see that out of my first 3 posts, 2 of them have been harrangues about the current state of mathematics education, where people will flail around for anything ANYTHING to improve their child’s improvement. I’m a research … Continue reading

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Even the Times can’t get the math right….

You can bet that whenever there is a slow news week, an article will turn up in the New York Times on some new educational “breakthrough” that will finally help all children learn math. This week’s entry into the “miraculous … Continue reading

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What Would Mario Say?

Mario Salvadori: 1907 – 1997 The late Mario Salvadori was an engineer, educator, and (I use this word rarely) visionary, who lived what most of us would consider a very colorful life: born in Rome, Italy, Salvadori earned doctoral degrees … Continue reading

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….and two to take him.

Wasn’t it P.T. Barnum who stated that there was a sucker born every minute, and two to part him with his money? The latest iteration of this comes from Body & Mind Builders, a company in Manhattan that provides yoga, … Continue reading

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