Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Math: The Universal Language

This morning, sitting on the front stoop, reading the NYTimes, The Rubik's Cube As Math Teacher, caught my eye. It seeems that Seven Towns Ltd., the company that owns Rubik's Cube, has developed a user friendly curriculum and is now selling classroom kits for educators. It suggests that this puzzle solving toy helps students with "geometry and algebra, following directions, memorization and perseverance." 
Wow, I thought, and not to mention that math is an international language understood by all. The entire universe is just a bunch of number patterns. 

Mmm...so I placed a call in to Renee, one of my bff, retired administrator, and put her on assignment. She is gong to write the letter which I just cannot squeeze in at this time, and try to hook Seven Towns into donating a classroom set for the Pema Ts'al Sakya School.
Hey this is their chance to get a toehold in Southeast Asia. And if they have read "Three Cups of Tea", they might be able to imagine themselves as part of the larger picture of education as a universal good.
So thanks Renee for signing on, I will await your updates in Pohkara.

Twelve days to blast off.  (Korean Air Logo) You know so I'll know I've got the right plane.

1 comment:

  1. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. Be safe on your adventure :)