Archive: March 29, 2009 - April 4, 2009

Friday Quiz

Here is the second math puzzle from the Jordanian newspaper Al Ghad. Thanks to reader Bob Evans for sending it our way!...

By Michael Alison Chandler | April 3, 2009; 4:48 PM ET | Comments (2)

Fairfax Readies More 8th Graders for Algebra

Fairfax has taken a slower approach to middle school Algebra than most places. The only option now is an honors course that about half of eighth graders (and some 7th grades) take. Average math students are stuck with pre-Algebra. But...

By Michael Alison Chandler | April 3, 2009; 4:29 PM ET | Comments (4)

Algebra -- A Universal Language

Bob Evans, a retired State Department employee and an x=why? reader, was traveling in the Middle East recently and flipping through a Jordanian newspaper. He could not understand the news of the day, but was drawn to one thing he...

By Michael Alison Chandler | March 31, 2009; 11:19 AM ET | Comments (1)

No Child Left Inside

It can be difficult to work, learn, think when the temperature begins to rise and spring flowers are blooming. I wrote a story today about an education trend that takes advantage of our yearning to be outside. A growing number...

By Michael Alison Chandler | March 30, 2009; 9:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

 
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