Category Archives: Learning

New Hope for Underachievers

Being smart and successful doesn’t mean that you’ve always been smart and successful, or that you’ve always been singleminded about your vocation, or that you’ve always been driven and focused. I’ve collected a few links that flesh out that thought: … Continue reading

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Maps and more places to imagine than you can imagine

OK, here are three links that you might find interesting: Fantasy Cartography is all about maps to places that have only been imagined. In other words, "…a collection of maps from various fantasy and science fiction works for your viewing." … Continue reading

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Spectacular Saturn

(Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech; click the pic for a bigger version) I stumbled across this very neat article on Boston.com the other day: Cassini Nears Four-year Mark. I know, it doesn’t sound very interesting–but look at the link for more pictures … Continue reading

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Learn about electricity and electronics!

I never "got" electronics, but that might have been because I never found the right book (or teacher). You’ve got to love the Internet, though, for bringing us things like Tony R. Kuphaldt’s Lessons In Electric Circuits, published freely on … Continue reading

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Hands-on virtual physics lab–it's Phun!

This could be the Coolest science toy ever; check out that video! I know the kids are going to like this kind of thing. You can download the software (it’s beta, so it might not work perfectly; it’s also available … Continue reading

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Breakthroughs in Science

If you keep up with the science notes in your favorite newspaper or magazine, you may already have heard about how some of our space probes aren’t moving through space exactly as predicted. The Economist has a nice summary of … Continue reading

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Looking for a good read?

Think you know all the good books for kids? Sometimes you can fill in the spaces with lists like these from the Telegraph ("Britain’s No.1 quality newspaper website"). Don’t get too excited, though, it’s 100 books altogether, not 100 books … Continue reading

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More Math Games and Fun

Here’s a neat place to find math fun: Wild About Math! Sol Lederman, a guy who just loves math, shares things like 8 really fun paper and pencil Math games as well as reviews of math texts and math blogs, … Continue reading

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Bringing Mathematics to Life

If you’re interested in learning more about math, or teaching math, you owe it to yourself to check out Plus Magazine, whose motto is "Bringing mathematics to life". Not just articles about mathematical topics like The trouble with five (a … Continue reading

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Fun with Math

Think you’re a math whiz? Not so sure? This one is tough: World’s Hardest Easy Geometry Problem. It’s easy, because it’s simple–but it’s not so easy. Everything you need to know to solve it is included on that page, but … Continue reading

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