Monthly Archives: August 2012

Doodling in Math Class with Vi Hart

 "If I am to have faults, I would rather they be my own." Vi Hart   Vi Hart is somewhat critical of math teachers in this video, and of systems which prevent exploration into mathematics in their desire to ensure that all students have equal exposure to mathematical ideas. Of course, as she points out, […]

Math in the real world: Train tracks

This is another in a series of posts about how one could find mathematics in the world around us. My son loves to play with train tracks. A few days ago, while playing with his train tracks, he observed, "Daddy, I can’t turn a train around." I asked him what he meant. "No matter which […]

They have call centres now

While I was at my mother’s house the phone rang so I picked it up. "Hello?" "Hello Sir," said a female voice on the other end of the line, with a slight accent, "We are calling you from an independent computer security company. We want to let you know that we have received numerous reports that […]

iPad apps for elementary school

We are introducing 30 iPads to our elementary school next year, and we are currently exploring what apps to put onto them. We have some suggestions as a place to get started, but I’ve been tasked with coming up with a list of useful apps for the iPads. I’m currently looking through my list of […]