math and science

math and science

Spriggle Wants To Let Parents Shop For Science-Friendly Kids' Toys Through Tupperware-Type Parties

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Spriggle made its debut last week out of the NewMe Accelerator with the aim of building a new, super social way for parents to test out and shop for kids’ toys — by bringing the experience into in-home playdates that are already a way of life for so many families...
Spriggle Wants To Let Parents Shop For Science-Friendly Kids' Toys Through Tupperware-Type Parties
Video games, role-playing, and Rube Goldberg machines: Is this the future of education?

After 2 Years Of Pivots, ShowMe Finally Has A Sticky Product -- 500,000 Lessons Are Being Added Every Month

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Two and a half years ago, San Kim presented a startup called Easel on stage at DreamIt Ventures Demo Day in Philadelphia.  The former high school math and science teacher presented interactive workbooks for the iPad alongside 14 other startups; he hoped to land $300,000 in financing. He and his...
After 2 Years Of Pivots, ShowMe Finally Has A Sticky Product -- 500,000 Lessons Are Being Added Every Month
UQ Life Is A Gaming Platform For Personalized Self Discovery, Learning, And Development
Google engineer says Vietnam's 11th graders could pass a Mountain View interview
Low-income kids of color SMASH into math and science at Stanford, Berkeley, UCLA, USC

The guys from The Big Bang Theory will love mathematical search engine Symbolab

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Symbolab is a search engine for students, mathematicians, scientists and anyone else looking for answers in the mathematical and scientific realm. Other search engines that do equation search use LaTex, the document mark up language for mathematical symbols which is the same as keywords, which unfortunately gives poor results. Symbolab uses proprietary machine...
The guys from The Big Bang Theory will love mathematical search engine Symbolab

New Hope For Open Source Textbooks

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Editor’s note: Verne Kopytoff is a technology journalist who lives the the Bay area. A college textbook can cost a staggering $200. Over four years of study, students can easily spend thousands of dollars on books on top of a hefty tuition. The situation is not much better in public elementary,...
New Hope For Open Source Textbooks
How a glowing Max Levchin stole the show at D11
Lynda.com raises $103M to tackle the tech talent crunch

With new exchange, TareasPlus takes on Khan Academy in Latin America and beyond

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Khan Academy has quickly become one of the most popular educational sites in the U.S. and around the world. But TareasPlus, a startup with offices in Colombia and San Francisco, believes it may have a leg up with Spanish speakers south – and increasingly north – of the border. Since...
With new exchange, TareasPlus takes on Khan Academy in Latin America and beyond
Obama hangout reveals U.S. need for patent reform, immigration reform -- and gamers
Demos makes math beautiful, grabs a wad of cash from Google

There is Now a Reality Show to Find the Next Big Tech Entrepreneur

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This man certainly looks qualified and capable of finding the next great American entrepreneur. (Photo: Deadline) It’s the news no one in tech has been waiting for with bated breath. Hot on the heels of the announcement that Bravo’s Silicon Valley Start-ups will debut Monday, November 5th during primetime, a new tech...
There is Now a Reality Show to Find the Next Big Tech Entrepreneur

A tinker, a tailor, an arduino board maker: SparkFun sets off on electronics education tour

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Plenty of kids (ad adults) out there would love to build a breakfast-making robot, if only they knew how. Today, SparkFun is launching a nationwide tour to inspire students and teachers with a “passion for electronics,” so they can learn how to make robots, as well as twinkly fairy wings, amplifiers,...
A tinker, a tailor, an arduino board maker: SparkFun sets off on electronics education tour
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Tareasplus helps Latin American students master math and science

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Education is a hot button issue in the US, as schools are unable to access the resources they need and test scores fall behind those of our international peers. Both North and South of the border, students struggle with math and science education and there are startups swooping in...
Tareasplus helps Latin American students master math and science
Kazakhstan Beats Alabama On Science Tests
Pixar's Senior Scientist explains how math makes the movies and games we love

Education startups: The bottom-up approach doesn't work here

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Plenty of wide-eyed, ambitious, and possibly naive startups have set out to “fix” or at the very least, improve, education. You can’t fault anyone for that — with US students lagging most of the world in subjects like math and science, the sector has much room for improvement. The problem...
Education startups: The bottom-up approach doesn't work here

The Seoul of a startup

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Entrepreneurship is alive in South Korea. Their tradition of outstanding math and science education has fostered a strong developer culture as well as a thriving design community. Over the past year, the Google for Entrepreneurs team has partnered with Global K-Startup, a competition aimed at finding and supporting the next...
The Seoul of a startup

Petition to make "Hella" the prefix for 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

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Carl sez, "A petition to make Hella- the official SI prefix for 10^27, for measuring things bigger than Yotta- (the prefix for (US) billion trillion). For instance: 'the sun (mass of 2.2 hellatons) would release energy at 0.3 hellawatts.' It would also come in handy for eventually measuring Internet...
Petition to make "Hella" the prefix for 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

Facebook Engineer Jocelyn Goldfein To Women: Stop Being Scared Of Computer Science

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By any measure, Facebook's Jocelyn Goldfein is successful. "I feel really lucky, I feel luckier than most people," she told Business Insider. As a director of engineering for Facebook, she is one of the tech industry's highest-profile engineers. Her teams are responsible for key Facebook features like News Feed, search,...
Facebook Engineer Jocelyn Goldfein To Women: Stop Being Scared Of Computer Science
Khan Academy finally launches its computer science curriculum

Obama talks about math, online privacy and an open Internet in Google+ hangout

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During a Google+ 'Fireside Hangout' on Thursday, President Barack Obama talked about his daughters' math and science studies, the benefits of making computer programming a required high school class and the need to keep the Internet open....
Obama talks about math, online privacy and an open Internet in Google+ hangout

Udemy launches Teach2013 to encourage industry experts to create and teach their own courses

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Education technology service Udemy has launched Teach2013, a new program that seeks to encourage and empower industry experts and leaders to step up and not only create their own courses, but teach them as well. Almost a reverse of Codecademy’s “Code Year” program from 2012, Teach2013 is focused not on...
Udemy launches Teach2013 to encourage industry experts to create and teach their own courses

Publisher's Letter: How CIOs Can Help Build IT Talent for the Future

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Many in the US are concerned about the talent gap between American students and similarly-aged students overseas when it comes to math and science skills. This is a real problem for our economy and security. But CIOs can help by reaching out to guidance councelors and educating them about jobs...
Publisher's Letter: How CIOs Can Help Build IT Talent for the Future

YouTube Music Lessons Are Popular, But Won't Get You To Carnegie Hall

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More and more, aspiring musicians are turning to YouTube for free music lessons. But are they effective at moving you from chopsticks to Tchaikovsky?Last year, all top 10 searches on YouTube with the word “lesson” in them were music related, and searches for guitar tutorials jumped 50 percent in 2011...
YouTube Music Lessons Are Popular, But Won't Get You To Carnegie Hall

Google Is Now a Graphing Calculator

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Google has decided to make its simple search box into yet another thing. It's now a WebGL-powered 3D graphing calculator. If you type in a two-variable function, Google's search box on the desktop will graph an animated, interactive, 3D plot right in your browser. Google is moving increasingly toward providing...
Google Is Now a Graphing Calculator

Martin Gardner: A Video Remembrance

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This past weekend, Martin Gardner, a gifted and prolific popularizer of mathematics and science, passed away at 95. During his life, Gardner published more than 70 books and wrote the popular “Mathematical Games” column for Scientific American magazine for 25 years. As The New York Times obit notes, his mathematical writings “intrigued...
Martin Gardner: A Video Remembrance
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