Best of the Blogs #10 - The Short Brutish Life of Insects
Check out the hottest science posts for November 2013, fresh from the Scientific American blog network. Carin Bondar, the biologist with a twist, is your host.
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Test uestion 1 on the first-grade test is based on the New York Common Core Standard, 1.OA4: Understand subtraction as an unknown-addend problem. (Really.)
Debate this. This piece really brings up a lot of points comparing U.S. education to international educational systems. It covers how first grade starts much earlier here than elsewhere and takes into account an odd test a first grader had to take. And interestingly, the tests “were internationally benchmarked.” Even if we may be behind other countries, is that fair?
Oystermen by Marco Casagrande
A public environmental installation of four sand-blasted stainless steel figures of men located on a tidal shore by Kinmen Island, Taiwan. Each is fitted with a solar energy collecting conical Asian hat that illuminates the seascape at night.