My Pet is How Old!?

Most of us have heard certain equations for converting our favorite animal’s age to an equivalent human age. These equations have mostly been linear conversions with the most popular stating that every human year is equal to seven years for your dog or cat. As it turns out it isn’t that simple, and dogs, cats, …

Women in Science Spotlight: Dr. Shelly Jones

Shelly Jones, Ph.D. is a Professor of Mathematics Education, at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT.  Currently, Dr. Jones teaches undergraduate mathematics content and methods courses for pre-service teachers as well as graduate level mathematics content, curriculum and STEM courses for in-service teachers. Dr. Jones provides mathematics professional development locally, nationally and internationally. She …

Science Sunday: Estimating the Heights of Very Tall Things

Today, we are going to explore how to measure really tall things (like trees or lampposts) without needing a ridiculously long ruler. Remember, these measurements are estimations, so they are not perfectly accurate, but they will give you a good idea about how tall something is.  Measuring with a triangle Take a piece of …

Take 10: COVID-19, A Teachable Moment?

During the 40 years I’ve spent as a classroom teacher I had my course curricula interrupted many times by weather events, disasters, and tragedy. Needless to say, nothing compares to what my former colleagues are facing during this World Pandemic, COVID-19. I know they are all working in overdrive to put together meaningful lessons that …