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BY BILL FERRIS Some kids love math. Some see it as a form of torture. Most are somewhere in between. If you’d like to reach out to students in the last two groups, consider using these five tools in class some time to help bridge the gap. I don’t teach math, but if I was […]

BY BILL FERRIS Check out these upcoming educational grants, as listed on Grant Wrangler. Last minute: Gladys Marinelli Coccia Awards — Deadline August 1 This award recognizes young (14 to 17-year-old) female social entrepreneurs who start enterprises for the common good. The winner receives $2,000 for the enterprise, travel, and access to social enterprise resources […]

BY JASON DON FORSYTHE If only Wolfram Mathworld had been around when I was banging my head against the wall trying to learn calculus, perhaps things would have been a lot easier. A predecessor of Wolfram Alpha, Mathworld lives up to its motto of being “The Web’s Most Extensive Mathematics Resource.” It’s a clearly thought […]

For this month’s random roundup, we’ve selected the Library of Congress, our nation’s storehouse of pretty much everything worth knowing. As you’d expect, a lot of great resources for teachers have been derived from the Library. See your tax dollars at work.

This week’s MBTN features the art of persuasion, common literary references, and $125,000-a-year teachers. More after the jump.

BY BILL FERRIS “Back in my day we didn’t have those fancy calculators,” my dad used to say. “We had to use slide rules.” Which was his way of telling me he wouldn’t be much help with my math homework. Sure, your math students are probably addicted to their TI-85s, smart phone apps, or online […]

Perform searches of computational knowledge BY JASON DON FORSYTHE WolframAlpha is an ambitious knowledge repository that functions similar to a web browser. It’s important to note the difference between a knowledge repository and a search engine — this isn’t a competitor to Google. In fact, it functions as a much different application. The concept is […]

Looking for ideas or resources for your class? MIT Open CourseWare is there to help.  Yes, the same MIT that everyone hopes their engineering-focused little one gets into has created a free and open resource for anyone in the world to use.  It’s not just math and science courses either; MIT has published complete course […]

The early buzz about the world wide web was that it would throw open the floodgates of the world’s accumulated knowledge, creating a window into the cultures of the most far-flung places on earth. We instead got lolcats, pop-up ads, and meaningless quizzes about which superhero you are. Fortunately, some wise folks had an eye […]

The Career Awards for Science and Mathematics Teachers is a five-year award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund that rewards exceptional science or math teachers in North Carolina primary and secondary public schools. The Burroughs Wellcome Fund will support awards to five teachers, distributing $175,000 over a period of five years to eligible NC teachers. A […]