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Pi Day Word Play

Pi Day Word Play

This post was provided by our math guru Patrick Vennebush, who originally posted on his blog Math Jokes for Mathy Folks. You can see the original post and more here. Join our Virtual Pi Day Party on Twitter and Facebook for more resources, activities, and Pi trivia.  A Cool Quick Trick for Pi Day [This trick] was attributed to Martin

#CelebrateWithDE – Pi in the Real World

Please note, your access to the resources highlighted in this post will depend on the specific services you are licensed to receive. Pi, possibly one of the most famous mathematical constants out there. It tells us the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, and can be approximated to 3.14159. Mathematicians have been trying to

#CelebrateWithDE – Albert Einstein

  Did you know that March 14th is also Albert Einstein’s birthday? Born in 1879, Albert Einstein was a German-born physicist who is most famous for his theory of relativity as well as the equation E=MC2. Use the suggested resources from Discovery Education below to honor this scientist as part of your Pi Day celebrations.

America’s Navy STEM for the Classroom: New Physics Lesson

Explore the Forces of Flight with a New Digital Lesson Make physics exciting and relevant for your high schoolers with the new, free digital lesson plan, Ocean Landing, brought to you by Discovery Education in partnership with the U.S. Navy. Students will investigate how pilots launch and land high-speed F35 jets on the flight deck

#CelebratewithDE – Valentine’s Day

Looking for something sweet to do with your classes on Valentine’s Day? Start with our Content Collection featuring curated resources from our curriculum team to engage students, and then try some of our special activities to help them celebrate. Discovery Education Valentine’s Day Content Collection Discovery Education Streaming Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Content Collection

A High School Educator’s Take on The Facts about Food

Guest Blogger: Jessica Donaldson – Pre-engineering teacher, Berkeley County School District in Moncks Corner, SC     There are times when my students have trouble grasping economic concepts. But when those topics are transformed into an independent, interactive, and relevant learning experience, things definitely get easier. That experience is what Econ Essentials and the Facts About

Discovery Education’s Top 9 Ideas of 2016

With 2016 quickly coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on what the year brought us. We’ve reviewed some of our best articles, white papers and case studies posted to the Discovery Education Blog this year to bring you a sampling of some of the most powerful education leadership ideas we read. Each post below

NBA Players Show Students Why Math Matters on the Court

Judging by the excitement and cheers in the John Hayden Johnson Middle School auditorium on Friday, you wouldn’t have guessed the students had gathered there to do math problems. But it’s not every day that your middle school is graced by the presence of NBA legends, players, and executives. Students at the Washington D.C. school

NBA + Discovery Education = A Math Slam Dunk

There’s a lot more to mathematics education than memorizing formulas and equations. Discovery Education wants to show students that math is at work all around us — that includes all the action on the court. We have teamed up with the NBA to create new, basketball-focused problems for Math Techbook, Discovery Education’s digital textbook series. These

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