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Hiding in Plain Sight - Finding Math Everywhere

Students often struggle against learning new concepts because they don't understand how what they are being taught will be useful. Sometimes all that's needed to encourage students to see the…

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Ahoy! STEM Activities

Teachers and librarians are always finding new ways to engage students in STEM activities. In preparation for National Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19th), we present this bounty of pirate…

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Earth Day 2018: Ending Plastic Pollution

Earth Day is Sunday, the 22nd of April. This year’s focus is on changing behaviors about plastics. Organizers of the Earth Day campaign explain:

“From poisoning and injuring marine life to…

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Rain, Rain, Go Away!

Rain can put a real damper on your day if it means you can’t go out to play. But rain is an important part of the planet’s water cycle and can be interesting to study. So, the next time you’re…

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Spring has sprung!

It’s hard to tell with the chilly weather we’ve had in the DC area, but spring has officially begun and it’s nearly Easter! In today’s post, we’re encouraging Mother Nature to warm up a bit with…

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Pi Day is on the Way!

What's a mathematician's favorite holiday? March 14th! Why? Because the date, 3/14, reminds them of that magical mathematical constant, Pi. Who doesn’t love a day that combines learning and food?…

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