Success Isn’t A Straight Line


Students I speak to have a powerful fear of making a life-altering mistake in their teens. Whether it’s a low grade, an easy class, or the wrong extracurricular, students think that an early error will derail their entire lives. They see life as a straight line.

Exploring Palindromes


Palindromes are one of those fun ideas that some gifted kids just latch onto. We’ll check out palindromic words, phrases, and even numbers in this article.

2015 Annual Goals Revisited


A checkup on the 2015 Annual Goals I posted last month. Successes, semi-successes, and full on failures so far!

Is a Task Boring, Relaxing, Challenging, or Stressful?


Too easy for your skills and the task is boring. Too much of a challenge, and it becomes stressful. Medium challenge, high skill? It’s a relaxing task. But when we match high skill and high challenge, we can activate “flow.”

Quick Strategy Game: Domineering


Wanted to share another cheap, quick, and simple game that has interesting complexities and connections to math. This game is called Domineering. All you need are paper and a pencil. Graph paper would be a luxury.

How I Set My Annual Goals


It’s so easy to let a new year get away from you. By February, I’m already settled back into old habits and ruts. I want to fight this! I take an evening and set up some bold but attainable goals, thinking purposefully about the upcoming year.