NEW YORK — Babak Javadi is discussing his obsession with lock picking — how successfully pressing each pin into place and feeling the lock cylinder release is "so pleasant," how quickly he fell in love with this hobby — when one of his buddies walks up and interrupts.
Some kids don’t like to color. Despite the kits to create one’s own crayons or view products in 3-D, some kids are not interested. Even assigning exotic names and adding scents are not enough to hook every child into becoming a coloring aficionado.
What if we lived in a world where people knew, used and enjoyed mathematics? What if mathematics made sense to students? What if teachers teaching fractions in Grade 3 could tell the story of how fractions flow naturally from whole numbers in Grade 2?