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Steven Strogatz - Explaining the Magic of Math

Posted by: leelefever on February 23, 2010- 4:00pm

Categories: blog, education, math, teaching

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I've always hated math. Since about the 6th grade, I've always felt behind and deemed myself "not a math person." As I get older, I'm realizing that part of my problem was how I was taught math. It always seemed like memorization and rules without context.  I never had teachers that helped me develop a passion for math or see the the magic in solving problems. I wrote about this experience here. Recently I learned about a series of thirteen blog posts that are meant for people like me.  Steven... Continue Reading

A Better Way to Learn Chemistry

Posted by: leelefever on June 8, 2009- 5:00pm

Categories: education, Explanation, science, video

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If I could have learned chemistry this way, I might have discovered a career in science. Via Daily Dish

Talkin' Bout My Education

Posted by: leelefever on March 26, 2008- 5:00pm

Categories: commoncraft, education, lesson, ourwork, personal, videos

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Looking back at my education, I wasn't a great student.  I made decent grades and went to a good university and grad school, but school was never my thing.  Looking back, I can pin-point a couple of points at which I lost faith. It was sixth grade and I was in a math class with Mrs. Paine (it's true - Paine).  The subject was least common denominators.  I didn't get it.  My worksheets came back with red marks, but I didn't really understand what I was supposed to be doing.  The class moved on... Continue Reading