"The vast majority of people now work in environments where the ability to learn is more critical than what we know..." Liz Wiseman, ISTE 2015
Productive Struggle... Anything worth having is worth working for... Anything obtained easily is lost easily as well... When learning, don't be afraid to ask questions, however, don't ask questions you could easily find the answer to...
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My amazon.com math books wishlist (in case you're feeling generous!)
(Save the planet! Used books are as good as new ones!)
Articles I find interesting:
 Productive Failure: The best way to learn math!
 NonSTEM college majors
 Interesting methods for adjusting scores on tests
 Award winning Prezi's you can use
 Swype tips and tricks for Android phone owners
 Beware of finding patterns that don't exist!
 Those who emphasize memorizing have the most problems with math
 How important are expectations? This American Life: Batman
 Bill Nye Explains Evolution with Emoji
 Majority of Oregon students expected to fail new Common Core test (Smarter Balanced)
 Amazon is replacing workers with robots :(
 Really cool ancient computation device recreated with Lego!
 Are physical laws invented or discovered?
 Contest for girls who can do tech
 ACT vs SAT
 Teacher Wars
 The Psychology of Innovation (Richard Price of U of M)
 Be careful out there!
 Good advice on running for exercise
 Want better schools? Maybe teacher tenure could help!
 Unions and Bad Teachers
 Science and the humanities go better together (5 mins in, why you should learn to code)
 Free online astronomy course
 The Growth Mindset: Anybody can be good at math, you just have to work really hard!
 How big is Earth?
 World's Best Job?: Mathematician!
 Blood Red Lunar Eclipse
 Productive Struggle: Good for math students
 Cool quadcopter science
 DIY Quadcopter
 Computer Science is not just an elective in some high schools
 3D printer turned into air hockey bot
 Simulate any robot
 Why is the Internet so slow?
 California drought: fearing the worst
 This is what geeks think about: quadcopters
 Solar desalination: one possible solution to California droughts?
 Watch Miss Representation on Netflix about exposes how mainstream media contribute to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence in America
 Income inequality in America
 Students' view of intelligence can help grades
 Getting things done with Remember the Milk
 Students must learn to focus in an age of distraction
 Amazon.com working on dronebased delivery
 The Myth of "I'm bad at math"
 Do American public schools really stink?
 Worldometers
 Minecraft: The Swiss Army Knife for Education
 Is homework a waste of time?
 Visualizing Math Web Site
 Amusement park for Janss Mall?
 Americans want more from schools
 The STEM Behind Hollywood
 Is Common Core too hardcore?
 The Story of Sempo Sugihara
 Every student should learn to program computers
 With the Common Core, prepare for more realistic test results
 Teachers and Test Scores
 Should Algebra 2 be for everybody?
 Students Learn More By Explaining
 Global Warming is real and is caused by humans, scientists agree
 The Formula for Finding Love
 Gamification of the Classroom
 Vi Hart's dad uses a computer and math to design sculptures
 Find a mistake in a major study and go viral!
 $3 million dollar prize for saving the world!
 Creative Programming in Javascript for NonProgrammers
 Every Russian Car has a dashboard camera!
 Do you change your oil too frequently?
 Pantherbotics disc shooter video
 It's almost Groundhog Day!
 Want a good job? Better study your math...
 Math, Science and Cultural Diversity?
 Spirograph Math
 Full planet, empty plate
 Drop Height: a new app designed by the NPHS app club
 The Batman Equation
 Memory Competition
 Seventh grade math is a crucial turning point
 Really cool math scuplture from cards
 Interesting perspective on math education, Dan Meyer
 Food for Thought about Education
 Diabetes epidemic
 Math with really big numbers
 Can election be predicted?
 Steve Strogatz, mathematician, New York Times columnist
 An Inconvenient Subject and Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network and Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
 Binging on Sweets is Bad for the Brain
 Sleep is important for students
 Engineering can be cool
 Motivating Students: Reward Timing is Key
 A National Conversation About Math
 Is algebra necessary?
 Math Dude Podcast: An easy way to get your math fix while walking or driving
 The Honest Truth About Dishonesty
 Does Pay for Performance work for teachers?
 Wall Street Journal: The Numbers Guy
 The Placebo Effect
 App development with kids
 Spacex: an inspirational tale about achieving your dreams
 Should everyone go to college?
 Personal Robots
 Science Friday podcasts
 More or Less: Behind the Stats podcasts
 Freakonomics podcasts
 Keith Devlin, NPR's Math Guy podcasts
 Big Bang Theory Actress is new spokesperson for the TI Nspire calculator
 Is it true that some people just can't do math?
 Card Counting, Blackjack, Holy Rollers, NPR: This American Life
 Flipping the Classroom
 Utah's Finance in the Classroom
 Do the Math: Phone comparison costs
 Cool Prezi Presentation on Linear Equations
 Digital Learning: An Overview from Khan Academy
 Vocational Education is no longer considered a bad thing
 A Mathematical Challenge to Obesity
 3D Movies: Polynomials and the Zaxis, oh my!
 Bye bye textbooks
 Faster Isn't Smarter
 Learn to code the visual way
 How biased is your media?
 Cool, free online graphing calculator: Desmos!
 Mental math relieves pain
 Home Prices
 Death by PowerPoint
 Great article about comparing our education system with other countries
 Oscar statistics
 Cool way to share youtube videos
 Textbooks on the iPad
 Get your own 3D printer
 Getting wrinkles out without an iron!
 Grading on a Curve
 Solving Rubik's Cube (Extra Instructions > Rubiks Cube)
 Marco Tempest the Techno Illusionist
 Global Gender Gap Report
 Fantasy Football and Math
 Do we really need more practical examples in math class?
 Ratio of CEO to worker pay for various countries compared
 7 Habits of Highly Successful Math Students
 Triple Header: The Physics of BaseballMoneyball the Movie Moneyball Theory
 How science can lead the way
 The wrong way to communicate with customers: Netflix
 Higher taxes for millionaires, boo hoo
 Laptop batteries, hints and tips
 Khan Academy, free math videos and more
 Want your paper graded by a robot?
 Math and Art, Cool Math Sculptures
 Cell phone on hip may cause bone loss
 Fire the MBA's and let engineers run the show
 Outsourced call centers are outsourced to a computer (we don't have no jobs for no people no more)
 TiVo and DVRs eat up $3 billion dollars in electricity per year
 Creative Summer Festival in Thousand Oaks?
 We need more engineers and scientists
 Want to reduce the deficit?, let's fund government like we did in the good ole days
 Hiking the Backbone Trail
 Details of a Scramjet
 Math Touch for the iPhone and iPad
 Think you can balance the budget in California? Give it a try!
 KCLU News Article on Our Local Robotics Program
 If you want to understand the universe, study your math
 Eliminate Debt and Keep Low Taxes?
 Wealthy and Taxes
 University of California's Statement Regarding Competencies in Mathematics (check out page 7 regarding, "Essential areas of focus for all entering college students")
 Symphony of Science
 Fun math videos
 CareerCast's 10 Best Jobs of 2011 (spoiler: the top ones are very mathy)
 Nearly 1 in 4 High School students fails ASVAB for math.Want to try it yourself?: ASVAB Practice Tests
 We Feel Fine
 The History of Mathematics BBC Series (part 1 of many)
 The Joy of Stats
 Physics based math applets
 Grade Inflation at Colleges
 Domino Clock
 Many Eyes Data Vizualization
 Data Visualization
 Don't Ask, Don't Tell, A Tale of Statistics
 The Cape Advises, "Study your math."
 An Education Still Pays
 Electric shocks to the brain improve math skills (don't try this at home)
 A New Paradigm for Education?
 A friend wrote this article for Fast Company
 Income Inequality, Too Big To Ignore
 Shift Happens
 Homework: Lecture, Classroom: Practice
 The Math of Khan
 Take a nap at work
 Math Trek: A Column about Math
 By the numbers: blue states pay, red states receive
 High speed robotic hand
 A young, female, engineering genius
 Facts about twins
 Hypersonic flight (6 times the speed of sound) and scramjets
 Measuring the oil spill using outside the box thinking
 See our universe
 The Galaxy Song
 Modeling sunlight and shadow on your home
 Fun new toy (Just bought this at Target and it rocks, literally. I plugged an external hard drive with MP3s on it into this box, hit shuffle and listened to hours of music with decent bass.)
 Simpson math
 Computer controls everyday objects to make art
 Perfect Parking Equation
 10 Companies that are thriving
 Patience Puzzle requires more than 60 steps to solve
 Forget about RoboCop, we've got RoboFish!
 Fantasy Sports Math
 Math Predicts Better Way to Combat Swine Flu Epidemic
 Mathematical Model for Surviving a Zombie Attack
 Math whiz beats calculators
 4H now includes robotics
 Is there a way to grade teachers?
 Math program based on cryptography
 What does your handwriting say about you?
 Save $500 per month
 Magic Tricks and Math
 Those tricky Beatles
 Philosophy: a public school that has an API score of 967 out of 1000
 Pro football player or neurosurgeon, why not both?
 Paint the roofs white
 Golf ball math
 Credit Card math
 Learn directly from the Masters: Youtube EDU, Academic Earth, iTunes U
 NXTway more info
 NXT Segway using Line Sensor
 Dasher: A new paradigm for mouse based typing
 Home Prices Low But No Bargain When Compared to Wages
 Students snap photos from space with a weather balloon
 Ten best jobs, top 3 are math based
 The Last Lecture, an inspirational lecture
 Why is Algebra so important?
 Binary penny perpetual calendar
 Real life math from Wonder Years star
 Whenever I get a little down about the problems in my life... I listen to the Galaxy Song
 Simple ways to supercharge your brain
 12 year old saves the world
 Save the planet, save your wallet, wecansolveit.org
 Kick the oil addiction, try the Pickens Plan
 SoCal Home Prices
 Girls and Boys and Math
 A project one of my students is working on this summer (Mars Science Laboratory)(student's name withheld for privacy reasons)
 Bomb defusing robots
 Sage words about the economy from a smart guy
 Parents say kids need more math
 Problems that need to be solved for the 21st Century
 Best foods for thinking
 For Rube Goldberg fans
Web Master: Michael Weingarden
Former rocket scientist, builder of the better mousetrap, currently on a mission to save the world one math class at a time.

