Archive: January 18, 2009 - January 24, 2009

Friday Quiz, Take 7

This quiz was brought to you by the Fairfax County Mathematics League. This is an extracurricular math activitiy for high school students. And these questions go to the varsity teams. (That usually starts around pre-Calculus.) 1. Assuming that the Earth...

By Michael Alison Chandler | January 23, 2009; 12:30 PM ET | Comments (5)

Math Video Games Get a Boost

A new generation of video game designers has set out to transfer the determination kids show when killing mutants or stealing cars to the more wholesome pursuit of learning algebra. Historically, school officials have been slow to take seriously something...

By Michael Alison Chandler | January 22, 2009; 9:26 AM ET | Comments (5)

Is Chemistry the New Algebra?

More than 90 percent of Fairfax high school students take chemistry. That's a number Fairfax educators are proud of. Nationally, the average is 54 percent, up from about 44 percent in 1990, according to the National Science Foundation. As states...

By Michael Alison Chandler | January 19, 2009; 6:00 AM ET | Comments (5)

 
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