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Mystery Math Theater Uses Virtual Classroom Technology

  
  
  
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Registration is filling up fast for our Aug. 2, Math Fair: At the Square Root of Fun -- a free, family-fun event that will excite young minds as they interact withmathematically-themed activities, games, exhibits and performances. One feature unlike anything you’ve seen will be our Mathematical Mystery Theater!

How A "Pop-Up Museum" Is Getting Kids Excited About Math

  
  
  
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Photo: Children create patterns and tessellations with brightly colored magnetic shapes in the Miles of Tiles exhibit, featured at the 2014 Math Fair.



2014 Math Fair: Learning Through Play

  
  
  
Lil Mathematician Zone

As we talked about last week, when we shared the iConic Bounce house, the entire MIND Research team is getting excited for the 2014 Math Fair: At the Square Root of Fun. Today we are highlighting the Lil’ Mathematician Zone, an experience designed especially for math fair participants who are in preschool, transitional kindergarten or kindergarten.

Technology that Helps Humanity

  
  
  
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By: Alexis Raymond, Cisco

The Internet of Everything is beginning to transform every aspect of our lives. Can we still change this world for the better by connecting people, data, process and things?



2014 Math Fair: At the Square Root of Fun

  
  
  
iConic Bounce House

As August 2 quickly approaches, the MIND Research Institute team is busily preparing for events and activities unlike anything you -- or even we -- have ever seen before. The 2014 Math Fair: At the Square Root of Fun, is all about providing a memorable learning experience, with math-themed activities that excite and inspire kids of all ages. As the event draws closer, Sums & Solutions will provide some sneak peeks at what’s in store for Math Fair participants.

Here's How To Get Kids Excited About Math. (Yes, It's Possible!)

  
  
  
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By Nigel Nisbet
I'll never forget my first day as a high school teacher in America. My dream was pretty simple: Mold eager minds into future science, technology, engineering and math leaders who will help define the 21st century.

My reality was a little different.


More Plants, Less Space: Slopes and Shapes That Increase Surface Area in our Landscapes

  
  
  
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By Ben Kotnik

One of my favorite topics to explore when teaching ecologic design and permaculture courses is how math concepts and principles offer insight and inspiration into how we design and manage our lands. While this can quickly extend to a life-long study of patterns and the mathematics of nature, let’s focus on one of the goals for many home-scale gardeners:



Got Game? How Play Enhances Learning

  
  
  
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By Delicia Sepulveda


Photo caption: "Math Quest," a board game featuring multiplication, division and fractions, is among the first entries to the K-12 Game-A-Thon. To view them and vote on favorites, go to: http://www.mindresearch.net/mathfair/gameathon/video/





Teachers Drive Instruction; Technology Accelerates Learning

  
  
  
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By Neela Parasnis, KIPP Empower Academy

KIPP Empower Academy (KEA) opened its doors in South Los Angeles the summer of 2010. From the outset, we embraced blended learning as a way to facilitate individualized and small group instruction.



New Board Member Inspired to Help Students Avoid the Math Struggles He Faced

  
  
  
Don Garcia
 

MIND Research Institute recently welcomed Don Garcia, owner and founder of Irvine-based Pinnacle Consulting Group, to its Board of Directors. Garcia’s previous board service includes the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, California State Fund, Hispanic 100, National Latino Coalition Foundation, Por Mi Futuro, and the YMCA of Orange County. He has been honored for his work as a mentor to individual gang members through Santa Ana’s Project PRIDE program.


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