Archive: November 30, 2008 - December 6, 2008

Friday Quiz, Take 2

Here's a word problem to keep you on your toes today. This one is coming to you from McDougal Littell. Yes, my textbook. A man has 90ยข in quarters, dimes, and nickels. Half the coins are nickels, and a fourth...

By Michael Alison Chandler | December 5, 2008; 7:43 AM ET | Comments (1)

Overheard in class: "We'll take the Ferrari"

Preparation for Friday's test included a rousing game of "Road Rally Race Track." We were divided into seven teams and each assigned a little car on the white board, ranging from a taxi, a marker-drawn hooptie, and a Ferrari. Every...

By Michael Alison Chandler | December 3, 2008; 11:42 AM ET | Comments (2)

Indian Math for Americans

I recently learned about a new Web site called Indian Math Online that offers students in the United States an Indian-style edge. Co-founder, Bob Compton, got the idea for the web site after creating the film 2 million minutes, a...

By Michael Alison Chandler | December 2, 2008; 12:56 PM ET | Comments (3)

e-textbooks -- Can they help?

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a nice holiday. I wrote a story for the weekend about an effort endorsed by Virginia's Education Department to update the physics curriculum by asking teachers to contribute chapters for a free, online textbook. The...

By Michael Alison Chandler | December 1, 2008; 10:05 AM ET | Comments (2)

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