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Ask Slashdot: Math and Science iOS Apps For Young Kids?

November 23rd, 2012 11:59 admin View Comments

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Oyjord writes “I have a very smart and curious 3-year-old daughter. Before anyone tries to derail my query, yes, we get a lot of play time outside with soccer and baseballs, and inside with blocks, Hot Wheels, PlayDoh, etc. However, on the rare occasion that we do sit down with my iPad, I’d like to solicit recommendations for good Math and Science apps for kids. There are hundreds of horribly gender-biased baking apps and Barbie apps for young girls, but they turn my stomach. She has a wonderfully curious mind, and really likes SkyView already, but I feel lost in a sea of pink and Hello Kitty apps.”

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Mathematically Pattern-Free Music

November 4th, 2011 11:36 admin View Comments

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gary.flake writes “‘Scott Rickard set out to do what no musician has ever tried — to make the world’s ugliest piece of music [video]. At TEDxMIA, he discusses the math and science behind creating a piece of music devoid of any pattern.’ He used mathematics of Évariste Galois (who was born 200 years ago) to create pattern-free sonar pings which he mapped to notes on a piano, and then played them using the non-rhythm of a Golomb Ruler. Now, why didn’t I think of that…”

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Sesame Street Begins Teaching Math and Science

September 27th, 2011 09:26 admin View Comments

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An anonymous reader sends in this excerpt from ABC News: “This season of ‘Sesame Street,’ which premiered today, has added a few new things to its usual mix of song, dance and educational lessons. In its 42nd season, the preschool educational series is tackling math, science, technology and engineering — all problem areas for America’s students — in hopes of helping kids measure up. … This season, ‘Sesame Street’ will include age-appropriate experimentation — even the orange monster Murray will conduct science experiments in a recurring feature.”

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Google Announces Project 10^100 Winners

September 24th, 2010 09:03 admin View Comments

Kilrah_il writes with news that Google has selected winners for Project 10^100, a contest to find the best ideas to change the world. Among the winners is the Khan Academy, which we’ve discussed previously. Google is “providing $2 million to support the creation of more courses and to enable the Khan Academy to translate their core library into the world’s most widely spoken languages.” The other winning projects are: FIRST, an organization fostering math and science education through team competition; Public.Resource.Org, a government transparency effort focused on online access to public documents; Shweeb, a silly-looking method of human-powered urban transit; and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, a center aimed at promoting graduate-level math and science education in Africa.

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Tattoos For the Math and Science Geek

June 28th, 2010 06:00 admin View Comments

An anonymous reader writes “I’ve been thinking of getting a sleeve of math and science tattoos for quite a while now. With the money saved up, the only question remaining is, what equations/ideas should I get? I know for certain that I’m going to include some of Maxwell’s equations, and definitely Ohm’s Law. So, if you were going to put a tribute to the great math and science minds on your body forever, which ones would you choose?”

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