Archive for month: December, 2016

The world’s required reading list: The books that students read in 28 countries

This compilation of reading assigned to students everywhere will expand your horizons — and your bookshelves. In the US, most students are required to read To Kill a Mockingbird during their school years. This classic novel combines a moving coming-of-age story with big [...]

How to help a teacher out

  Everyone wants kids to thrive in school — but what about the teachers who are there to make that happen? What can parents and community members do that might be actually useful, valued and appreciated by educators? From the deeply [...]

Why mathematicians find math thrilling

Mathematician Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón suspects that when people ask him what’s the use of math, they’re really asking why they had to study math in school. As a mathematics professor at the University of La Rioja in northeastern Spain, [...]