Monthly Archives: March 2013

Hunger at Home and in Chad

Today, the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) is holding a food drive to benefit hungry people who get food from the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Our family is dropping off cans of food … Continue reading

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March Madness Math

In the midst of March Madness, just as the NCAA tournament was about to begin, I read a piece on NPR about the odds of choosing a perfect NCAA bracket. It’s a fine piece, except for one thing — it … Continue reading

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Bringing a book to life

My son Ben (who will turn 6 this summer) picked up this very cool book at the Durham Library recently: It’s a great book — filled with examples of what the title promises. One section caught Ben’s attention, and he … Continue reading

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Multi-disciplinary news

Here’s a great example of how a news article we might read in the morning at TLC Middle School can be used as a springboard to learn in a truly multi-disciplinary way. Let’s look at this recent NPR feature about … Continue reading

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