16 APR 2018 by ideonexus

 Computers Allow Teaching Mathematics as Art or Music

Mathematics Should be Taught Like Art > Conclusion > Pianos Make Music Accessible Like Computers Make Math Accessible
Computers allow children to play with mathematics, learning through low-cost failure and experimentation. Similar to how paints and a canvas allow exploring art, or a piano allows exploring music.
Folksonomies: education mathematics
Folksonomies: education mathematics
17 FEB 2015 by ideonexus

 Teachers Select for Student Learning

Instruction vs. Selection > Conclusion > Teaching as Natural Selection
11 FEB 2014 by ideonexus

 Curse of the Gifted

The Curse of the Gifted > Example/Illustration > Curse of the Gifted: Personal Account
Generalization in the workplace, and a personal anecdote from a forum.
06 NOV 2012 by ideonexus

 The Energy Game

The Energy Game > Example/Illustration > The Energy Game in a Dead Moth
Feynman describes a game of tracing all energy back to the sun, and Chet Raymo provides an example of this with a moth being carried away by ants.
03 OCT 2011 by ideonexus

 It Takes an Investment of Effort for Tasks to Become Enjo...

Nothing is Fun Until You\'re Good at It > Similarity > A Useful Metaphor for Maintaining Momentum
Bill Cosby uses the metaphor of a plane burning the most fuel on takeoff before leveling out in the clouds and Amy Chua argues that skills are fun once a child overcomes the frustration of learning them.
23 MAY 2011 by ideonexus

 Science Requires Effort

Enjoying Science Requires Effort > Emphasis > Reading the Music of Science
You must learn the language of science and love nature to enjoy and appreciate it.
Folksonomies: science education wonder
Folksonomies: science education wonder
01 MAR 2011 by ideonexus

 You Must Become Good at Something to Enjoy It

Nothing is Fun Until You\'re Good at It > Conclusion > Reading the Music of Science
This fact is one of the reasons people don't enjoy science, they haven't learned enough about it to appreciate it.