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Roblox, Fortnite and Minecraft ... Oh My!

November 23, 2021

If you have a child under 14, you know the games well and likely your child is obsessed with them. It’s not surprising these three games have risen to the attention of the next generation of gamers because they represent video games as a new media instead of just a game, offering opportunities for people to gather and share experiences like concerts and engage with the metameres.

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Putting the 'A' in STEAM

October 19, 2021

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, or STEM, subjects are essential skills for today’s workforce and to create the advances in technology, medical care, and so many other areas for the future. One skill that often gets overlooked, however, is Art. Artists can think outside the box and see possibilities that others may not. Art does not just mean painting, sculpture, theater or music, although these are wonderful things. There is art in the way a biologist can look at the structure of cells, engineers design structures or computer chips, mathematicians find the patterns to explain the relationships between shapes or decrypt codes, and doctors and medical researchers create a new way to save a patient from a brain aneurysm.

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The Fibonacci Sequence

September 23, 2021

The Fibonacci sequence is the series of numbers where each number is the sum of the two preceding numbers. For example,

0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, …

Mathematically we can describe this as:

xn= xn-1 + xn-2

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Math's Bad Rap

September 23, 2021

In a 2010 study, 30% of Americans would rather clean their bathroom than do math.

We all know it’s true. Math has a bad reputation. And not the cool, James Dean kind of bad. Nope. The BORING kind of bad. The HARD kind of bad. And, the most vexing of all, the ‘I’M NOT GOOD AT THIS SO I’M NOT GOING TO TRY’ kind of bad.

But here’s the good news. If you dislike math, it’s likely not totally your fault.

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