Why Math Education in the U.S. Doesn’t Add Up

Research shows that an emphasis on memorization, rote procedures and speed impairs learning and achievement By Jo Boaler, Pablo Zoido | SA Mind November 2016 Issue In December the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) will announce the latest results from the tests it administers every three years to hundreds of thousands of 15-year-olds around…


Applied Mathematics Program Aims to Develop Engineers for North Dakota

The range of topics such as  numbers, structure, space, and change are apropos for a mathematics program, undergraduate typically leveraging a four year degree towards further academic study before pursuing their career. Pursuing a mathematics degree can be a heady activity, not for the light hearted, completing a program in four years has students practicing…


The ABCs of particle physics

02/23/16 By Lauren Biron and Chris Smith Take an interactive animated journey through the particle physics alphabet. Accelerators and black holes and cryostats, oh my! We know particle physics can seem daunting at times, but everything’s more fun to learn when it rhymes. So we’re breaking it down, letter by letter, with hopes that you’ll…


Exploring Sound through Technology and the Arts

The Exploring Sound through Technology and the Arts in Bismarck started with an education workshop at the Cathedral School, then alongside teacher Kay Power, David DeMuth worked with sixth grade students over a sequence of days that resulted in some amazing learning. The workshop was and can be repeated for teachers, below an overview with…


Integrating Educational Games into Learning

Ed Tech Developer’s Guide: A primer for software developers, startups, and entrepreneurs  The demand for high-quality educational apps is increasing as communities become more connected, devices become more affordable, and teachers and parents are looking for new ways to use technology to engage students. Richard Culatta Opportunities abound for software designers and developers to create…