Success Isn’t A Straight Line

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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.