In this perspective-expanding and enjoyable talk, Dan Finkel invites us to approach learning and teaching math with courage, curiosity, and a sense of play. Dan Finkel wants everyone to have fun with math. After completing his Ph.D. in algebraic geometry at the University of Washington, he decided that teaching math was the most important contribution […]
How To Learn Better
I just noticed this really fantastic short video on learning at the The Atlantic. Anyone really can learn anything. You must be comfortable with not knowing, with not having answers, with being wrong. Knowing what the rules are and knowing how success is defined means there is no discovery. Be curious: ask questions, build the […]
The Precise Relationship between Intelligence and Speed: There is none
I took the measure of the situation and came to the conclusion that rapidity doesn’t have a precise relationship to intelligence. What is important is to deeply understand things and their relations to each other. This is where intelligence lies.
The Key to Success: Grit
In this excellent Ted Talk, Angela Lee Duckworth bluntly relays where we are in the science of education with regard to the single most important factor that determines success and achievement.
How to Increase Your Fluid Intelligence
How to Increase Your Fluid Intelligence: According to an article in the New York Times, the answer is to play n-back games every day. That sounds fun. I’m going to do it.
You can make yourself smarter.