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Category Archives: Mathematics
Truly learning math makes wise thinkers
Math educator Dr. Edward Burger, president of Southwest University in Texas, makes an excellent point about learning mathematics: By thinking through math, I mean understanding the material in a very deep way so that the student can appreciate and (ideally) … Continue reading
Posted in Creativity, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Parents, Students
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How to Fall in Love with Math
Dr. Manil Suri is good with numbers and letters. He explains why mathematics isn’t something to be feared, but appreciated: Think of it this way: you can appreciate art without acquiring the ability to paint, or enjoy a symphony without … Continue reading
Posted in Educators, Mathematics, Students, Writing
Tagged Manil Suri, mathematics, New York Times
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Despite what you may think, your brain is a mathematical genius
Shifting mental gears from work to vacation is not as simple as we may think. Researchers at Salk Institute for Biological Studies find that our brains continuously and automatically adapt its computing resources as our environment changes to best engage in problemsolving … Continue reading
Math Tutor a Devoted Teacher without Equal
Ms. Marney Rich Keenan of The Detroit News wrote about Mr. Doug Shonk, math tutor and former high school teacher. His influence goes beyond numbers, formulae and series. Math tutor a devoted teacher without equal by Marney Rich Keenan The … Continue reading
Posted in Educators, Mathematics, Parents, Students, Tutors
Tagged Dout Shonk, Marney Rich Keenan, The Detroit News
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