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Entries in Education (7)


3 Exciting And Funny Facts About Math

Believe it or not, but math facts can be really entertaining and surprising. Have you heard about the birthday paradox or do you know which number is the people’s favorite? If not, read on to find out more about these and other interesting math facts. 

Born on the same day – the birthday paradox

We often think that meeting people born on the same day is unlikely and therefore exciting. However, mathematicians specializing in the probability theory know that you do not need to gather 367 people in one room to make sure that there is at least one couple born on the same day. Why 367 people will give you a 100% chance of meeting two people born on the same day?

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Programming Tutorials Windows App

Today we’re going to be looking into a Windows application called “Programming Tutorials”. This application helps people understand programming by teaching them through a visual method or a “Do as I do” method. Having various kinds of instructors and different ways of teaching, this application allows for a variety of categories on different kinds of programming languages. For example, Ruby, Python, C++, C#, or even HTML is covered in its own category to make it easier for navigation. So if you are able to learn better through someone teaching you while watching and mimicking their actions, give this application a try. It’s very organized and can be helpful to anyone who is wanting to learn a programming language.  


The Best Free Education Sites On The Web

I live in the United States, and we have a big problem with our education system. Underfunded and facing further cuts, just the public school system has some serious flaws. When it comes to college we have an even bigger issue as students can't attend without a scholarship or lifelong debt. It is a threat to the future of coming generations, and one that we have to do something about.

But while politicians waffle on about how to fix the problem without real progress, the people are taking their own steps. Online you can now find a number of sources for online education. This includes ivy league universities, certification programs and even K-12.

As an exhaustive list would be difficult to create since so many states are now issuing their own official online education courses, I thought I would stick with independent ones. Here are some of the best education sources on the net, which have no official affiliation with a single state or school.

Khan Academy

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Khan Academy

Not too long ago we looked at a website that was dedicated to teaching you code. But what other educational needs? What if, you want to refresh your memory on some kind math skill, or eve teach your child something so that they are better prepared for when they get into school? I came across an advertisement for a website that was being praised as a good learning tool. That website is Khan Academy. Following a similar concept to code academy this website is dedicated to teaching you math, economics and finance, science, and several other forms of topics.

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Typing Web Typing Tutor

While writing a script or some code, I find myself typing slower and slower each time. I usually have to glance down at the keyboard to make sure my fingers are on the right keys just so I don’t make any errors. After a while I started to feel like I needed to get some more practice with typing. I was recommended an application called “Typing Web” which was a free to use typing tutor. What this application is supposed to do is help the user to type quickly and more efficiently so that productivity can be increased. To achieve this, it uses the high school method of teaching. Makes you look at the screen and cover your keyboard and start typing. Sounds simple enough. Of course you could always look down and cheat, but that’s where you have to learn self-control and not do that.


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