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Average Ideology of the House and Senate, 1947 - 2012

Average Ideology of the House and Senate, 1947 - 2012 | teaching secondary mathematics | Scoop.it
About Vital Statistics on Congress For more than three decades, Vital Statistics on Congress, a joint effort undertaken by Norm Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute and Tom Mann of Brookings in collaboration with Michael Malbin of the...
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Research into dyscalculia doesn't add up › News in Science (ABC Science)

Research into dyscalculia doesn't add up › News in Science (ABC Science) | teaching secondary mathematics | Scoop.it
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I urge all readers to advocate for more research into dyscalculia.

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Where The Minerals Are | Visual.ly

Where The Minerals Are | Visual.ly | teaching secondary mathematics | Scoop.it
Humans consume a gargantuan amount of natural resources, such as minerals, every year. Have you ever wondered where these minerals comes from? Not all
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Safest Seat on a Plane: PM Investigates How to Survive a Crash

Safest Seat on a Plane: PM Investigates How to Survive a Crash | teaching secondary mathematics | Scoop.it
In the wake of nearly 200 passenger deaths in a Brazilian airliner accident, we take an exclusive look at 36 years' worth of NTSB reports and seating charts. The best way to live through a disaster in the sky?

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The Elements According to Relative Abundance | Visual.ly

The Elements According to Relative Abundance | Visual.ly | teaching secondary mathematics | Scoop.it
Roughly, the size of an element's own niche is proportioned to its abundance on Earth's surface, and in addition, certain chemical similarities.

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The Parabola

The Parabola | teaching secondary mathematics | Scoop.it
A parabola is the locus of all points in a plane equidistant from a fixed point, called the focus, and a fixed line, called the directrix.
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Great site for parabola definition.

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Hypatia, Ancient Alexandria’s Great Female Scholar | Women's History Month | Smithsonian Magazine

Hypatia, Ancient Alexandria’s Great Female Scholar | Women's History Month | Smithsonian Magazine | teaching secondary mathematics | Scoop.it
An avowed paganist in a time of religious strife, Hypatia was also one of the first women to study math, astronomy and philosophy
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N.J., foundation launch math-science teacher prep program - Philadelphia Inquirer

N.J., foundation launch math-science teacher prep program - Philadelphia Inquirer | teaching secondary mathematics | Scoop.it
Philadelphia InquirerN.J., foundation launch math-science teacher prep programPhiladelphia InquirerTeaching recruits will have backgrounds in science, technology, engineering and math - the so-called STEM subjects - and will be trained in a model ...
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Diane's blog on behavioral challenges: What predicts success in Algebra?

Diane's blog on behavioral challenges: What predicts success in Algebra? | teaching secondary mathematics | Scoop.it

Let's prepare our students for success in algebra.

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In Climbing Income Ladder, Location Matters

In Climbing Income Ladder, Location Matters | teaching secondary mathematics | Scoop.it
The odds of rising to another income level are notably low in certain cities, like Atlanta and Charlotte, and much higher in New York and Boston.
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Good to make this into a lesson. Useful to students on a variety of levels.

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This study attempts to link higher-level high school math courses (e.g. Algebra 2) to later educational and career success but cautions against requiring all students to take Algebra 2.

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Global Environment Indicators (1990-2005) | Visual.ly

Global Environment Indicators (1990-2005) | Visual.ly | teaching secondary mathematics | Scoop.it
From sea level, to natural energy, to the air we breath, there are many elements that go into our precious environment. The state of the planet cannot
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How the Tax Burden Has Changed

How the Tax Burden Has Changed | teaching secondary mathematics | Scoop.it
Compare how much Americans paid in federal, state and local taxes over the past three decades.

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Sal Kahn on his famous online academy

Sal Kahn on his famous online academy | teaching secondary mathematics | Scoop.it
Is the Khan Academy really a breakthrough educational model as its supporters say? Does its founder, Sal Khan, believe that?
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Doodling in Math Class: Connecting Dots

Anti-parabola propoganda, plus musing on math class, cardioids, connect the dots, envelopes of lines, even a bit of origami. Another way to get a cardioid is...
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Carnegie, the Founder of the Credit-Hour, Seeks Its Makeover - Curriculum - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching, Learning, Technology

Carnegie, the Founder of the Credit-Hour, Seeks Its Makeover - Curriculum - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching, Learning, Technology | teaching secondary mathematics | Scoop.it
Ideas for what should replace the century-old metric include some measure of competency instead of time spent in class.   The credit hour has reigned supreme for more than a century as higher education's prevailing unit of measure.
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