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March 2, 2009, 7:30 am

From Joanne Jacobs, a handy interactive certification map for prospective teachers.

Chester Finn and Mike Pitrelli say that education needs more efficiency, not more investment. We could at least give it a try.

Killing the buzz over “21st-Century Skills”: ““The error at the heart of P21 is the idea that skills are all-purpose muscles that, once developed, can be applied to new and unforeseen domains of experience.”

Want a job? Don’t major in business. Instead, major in a “classical” liberal arts major and then take 4-6 math courses on the side (i.e. get a math minor).

Using math to make the perfect pancake.

Albrecht Dürer and the heptagon.

Experiments with MATLAB, a high-school (!) level book on MATLAB from Cleve Moler.

Several apps from Omni Group — OmniWeb, OmniDazzle, OmniDiskSweeper, and OmniObjectMeter — are now freeware. These used to be about $25 apiece. I tried OmniWeb once and thought it was really good, and I’ll probably try it out again. If you’ve got a Mac and some disk space, have at ‘em!

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