Videos

Schools kill creativity

In this video, Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. He argues that creativity is as important in education now as literacy. He discusses the lack of variety of opportunities for students to be creative in the way we educate them….

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What is visual mediation in learning?

Can educational courseware be designed in such a way that they address the needs of (a) gifted learners (b) disadvantaged learners (c) and all learners that fall between these two extreme poles? This was the challenge I took on in the design of Karismath courseware. The primary tools for designing it in such a way…

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The surprising truth about what motivates us

This lively RSAnimate, adapted from Dan Pink’s talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what motivates us at home and in the workplace.  Dan Pink tells us that people whose work involve cognitive activity requires a very different form of reward. This video is a must see for all mathematics teachers. Mathematics is a cognitive…

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Mathematical patterns in nature

I believe that not to know mathematics is to miss one lens through which God viewed His creation and pronounced them very good. This amazing video by Cristobal Villa shows us what we can see wearing the mathematical lens  as Mr. Villa did. Enjoy the video.   More videos: The Story of Math

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What is i equal to?

Am i or am i not ? Khan Academy say I am, www.jamestanton.com says I’m not. It is really very tempting to deduce that because . Many have fallen victim to this.   This post is part of my series of posts about common misconceptions in mathematics. Mistakes vs Misconceptions Top ten errors in algebra…

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