I ran across an old notebook from my days at the American Institute for Economic Research–the days when I studied and wrote in the philosophy of science–with a note the back pag: In describing the human body we must realize the whole and particulars. The whole is the body we see and touch. It is […]
GOOD Magazine has put together an infographic on the education demands for next generation’s workforce. It’s a very timely topic for me and always a good reminder for students. Unfortunately, students who need to know this the most often do not understand. Some common problems are abound in this infographic that are also apparent in […]
Firefox 4’s implementation is neat, 3.x was bland.
A few STEM items today. From the most recent issue of Technology and Engineering Teacher by Ryan Brown, Joshua Brown, Kristin Reardon, and Chris Merrill: STEM education has been defined as “a standards-based, meta-discipline residing at the school level where all teachers, especially science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers, teach an integrated approach to […]
A new project is going to send me into map-making mode for awhile, here is the first bit (click for full size):
Download this Excel document. We will spend some time trying to understand what influences graduation rates. Graph a histogram for $/Student and SAT score. Copy & paste each graph into a word document. Describe whether or not each variable appears to be normally distributed. Estimate the mean, median, and mode based on the graph for […]