Mathalicious – A great resource for a range of maths explanations in plain English

Welcome to Mathalicious.  Here, we’re guided by a simple philosophy: Math isn’t something you learn, but a tool you use to learn about other things.  Our  mission is to help transform the way math is taught and learned by focusing not only on skills but on the real-world applications of math, from sports to politics to video games to exercise.

If you’re a teacher, parent or student, we invite you to use our content in your homes and classrooms.  So poke around.  Have some fun.  Get some smart.

Mathalicious – A great resource for a range of maths explanations in plain English

Welcome to Mathalicious.?? Here, we???re guided by a simple philosophy: Math isn???t something you learn, but a tool you use to learn about other things. ??Our ??mission is to help transform the way math is taught and learned by focusing not only on skills but on the real-world applications of math, from sports to politics to video games to exercise.

If you???re a teacher, parent or student, we invite you to use our content in your homes and classrooms. ??So poke around. ??Have some fun. ??Get some smart.

The Making of an Expert – Everything you know about making someone an expert is wrong.

Everything you know about making someone an expert is wrong.

Thirty years ago, two Hungarian educators, László and Klara Polgár, decided to challenge the popular assumption that women don’t succeed in areas requiring spatial thinking, such as chess. They wanted to make a point about the power of education. The Polgárs homeschooled their three daughters, and as part of their education the girls started playing chess with their parents at a very young age. Their systematic training and daily practice paid off. By 2000, all three daughters had been ranked in the top ten female players in the world. The youngest, Judit, had become a grand master at age 15, breaking the previous record for the youngest person to earn that title, held by Bobby Fischer, by a month. Today Judit is one of the world’s top players and has defeated almost all the best male players.

The Making of an Expert – Everything you know about making someone an expert is wrong.

Everything you know about making someone an expert is wrong.

Thirty years ago, two Hungarian educators, L??szl?? and Klara Polg??r, decided to challenge the popular assumption that women don???t succeed in areas requiring spatial thinking, such as chess. They wanted to make a point about the power of education. The Polg??rs homeschooled their three daughters, and as part of their education the girls started playing chess with their parents at a very young age. Their systematic training and daily practice paid off. By 2000, all three daughters had been ranked in the top ten female players in the world. The youngest, Judit, had become a grand master at age 15, breaking the previous record for the youngest person to earn that title, held by Bobby Fischer, by a month. Today Judit is one of the world???s top players and has defeated almost all the best male players.