Archive: November 16, 2008 - November 22, 2008

Friday Quiz, Take I

To keep people sharp on the last day of the week, I'm launching a Friday quiz. Each week, I'll offer a few problems from my class. This is a chance for some of you to see what you remember from...

By Michael Alison Chandler | November 21, 2008; 9:40 AM ET | Comments (7)

Financial Literacy For Foster Kids (and for me too)

For all the questions about when algebra is ever going to come in handy, it seems clear that many Americans could be more math savvy in general when it comes to personal finances. I know I could. I'm hoping that...

By Michael Alison Chandler | November 20, 2008; 4:28 PM ET | Comments (2)

Secretary Spellings Visit & Kids in the Middle

Public schools are full of special programs for kids who are struggling and for kids who are high achievers. But there's lots of room to get lost for kids in the middle. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings visited my school today...

By Michael Alison Chandler | November 19, 2008; 11:57 AM ET | Comments (3)

Math and Music: Are They Connected?

I wrote a story this week about why advocates say we should fund music education during an economic downturn. I was interested in the connections between music and math, and I stumbled upon some heated debates among researchers about whether...

By Michael Alison Chandler | November 18, 2008; 1:26 PM ET | Comments (7)

Lego Robots and Science After School

I went to a robotics competition for kids yesterday at a middle school in Sterling. It was pretty cool. About 200 students designed, built, and programmed their own robots using Legos, and then sent them out on various timed missions...

By Michael Alison Chandler | November 17, 2008; 10:12 AM ET | Comments (2)

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