Thursday, July 17, 2008

A Real Learning Curve: Catapults Demonstrate the Quadratic Equation

Published on on July 16, 2008.

My friend Manny Medina's a rock star math teacher. In this piece, I write about visiting his class when they present learning about quadratic equations (yawn) through catapults (yipee!).

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Model Projects: Maker Faire

Published on July 3, 2008 on

Five hundred students and their teachers flocked to Maker Faire Education Day, where two dozen inventors shared their ideas and creations -- from electronic gadgets to homemade instruments -- and discussed the scientific principles that make their work possible.