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We've wrapped up work on Head First iPhone Development (it's shipping now) and that gave me a chance to sit down and think about Head First in general. Going through the process with both an academic book (Head First Algebra)...
Here in Virginia it's SOL testing time (that's Standards of Learning, not what you were thinking) and that means that parents everywhere are waxing philosophic about standardized testing and No Child Left Behind. First, some background. NCLB, which most people...
James Vanayos used some quadratic equations to make some serious money, $60,000 worth. James is a senior from North Andover High School and he won a renewable $15,000 scholarship to Merrimack College for civil engineering. The contest? Use a homemade...
There are math-phobes everywhere that are just shaking their heads, but bear with me. I just started tutoring a geometry student, and one of the first questions I asked him was how he did in Algebra. He said it was...
Yes, I'm talking about Sputnik the first satellite, and the Stimulus package that was just passed by Congress. If these two things can work out the same way, good things may be coming for math and science education. Sputnik was...
There's been a lot of talk about the role of technology in education recently. In part, because the economic stimulus plan has various provisions ($650 Million for Enhancing Education through Technology) that deal with it, and in part because it has been a fairly constant issue in education since the technology was created. So first, define technology. From the perspective of the classroom, technology can mean calculators, iPods, cell phones, Active Boards, computers, the internet, and on and on.
Let's just be honest here - Head First Algebra is a whole new direction - it's a long way from Java and Software Development, right? The truth is, Algebra is one of those subjects that just confuses people. You may...

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