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Sports Star? Art Star? Math Stars Shine at Mathnasium

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 11:00am

inner_mainImage_aboutParents are willing to do just about anything to help their children succeed. Whether it’s athletics, art, or music, we spend thousands of dollars every year helping our kids become the star quarterback, the lead in the play, or the featured soloist in the concert.

But what about math?

Just like organizations that serve to enhance a child’s sports skills, artistic ability or musical talent, Mathnasium attracts gifted STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) students and helps them master math. All of the instructors at Mathnasium are highly competent up to or beyond calculus.

“We have the brain power to help any student looking to take their math competency to the next level,” says Jim Trexler, Center Director of Mathnasium of Roland Park. “About 30 percent of our kids are working beyond their grade level, we expect that trend to continue.”

Children who really love math, excel at math, take advanced math classes, or have a naturally mathematical mind need a place to stimulate their inquisitive brains.  If you have a child who fits this description, Mathnasium is for him or her!  We can challenge the future engineer, physicist, scientist, or mathematician who resides within your child.

But what if your child has fallen behind or is struggling to keep up? Mathnasium has the solution for students in those circumstances as well, and can help them catch up, keep up, get ahead, and improve.

“Math builds upon itself lesson after lesson, and every step to solving a problem makes a difference. If your child misses concepts early on, problems intensify. The biggest issues may not surface until months later,” Trexler says.

Mathnasium is the number one math only franchise in the country, with the tools, resources, and instructors to help any student in grades 2-12 improve their math skills. For more information about Mathnasium of Roland Park, contact Jim Trexler at 443-863-0531, rolandpark@mathnasium.com, www.mathnasium.com/rolandpark.

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Johns Hopkins Science Writing Program Returns, In Modified Form

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 9:44am

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While creative writing MFA programs are on the rise, master’s-level science writing programs have been facing elimination across the country–including at Johns Hopkins, which cancelled its one-year MA in science writing in 2013. But administrations change, priorities shift, and changes are made… and luckily for aspiring science writers out there, the Hopkins science writing program is back in a new form.
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Featured, Schools

Johns Hopkins Is the 19th Best University in the World

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 21, 2014 10:41am

Photo via JHU Hub

Photo via JHU Hub

Claiming that you have a mathematical formula that can determine the best university in the world is a little silly. How are you really supposed to compare schools in the U.S., Japan, and the U.K., when the educational systems, standards of evaluation, and campus culture are so different?

But hey, who cares, because the Center for World University Rankings says that Johns Hopkins is the 19th-best university in the world. Woo-hoo!!!! (Just forget about the fact that they were 17th-best last year.)
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Featured, Lifeline, Schools

Should Baltimore County Schools Close for Muslim Holidays?

3 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 10:40am

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For at least 10 years now, Muslims in Baltimore County have been pushing for public schools to close for two major Islamic holidays: Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr. The long-stalled effort, championed most vocally by Dr. Bash Pharoan, was recently re-ignited when county school board member Michael Collins suggested that, seeing as Yom Kippur and Eid al-Adha both fall on Sept. 23 in 2015, the Muslim holiday could be noted in the academic calendar.

According to the Baltimore Sun, this seemingly harmless suggestion sparked a “short, heated debate.” In the end, the board decided not to mention Eid al-Adha in the 2015-2016 calendar and sent the issue to its policy committee. Read More →

Lifeline, Schools

Ravens Rookie and Math Wiz John Urschel Signs With Roland Park’s Mathnasium

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 11:31am

 

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Photo courtesy Penn State University via psu.edu

The Ravens signed this year math genius John Urschel — he taught Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry at Penn State — in the fifth round of the draft.  Now local math tutor Jim Trexler of Mathnasium Roland Park has signed the offensive lineman to push math programs in Baltimore.  Doubt this guy’s math cred? Read the Grantland interview below. You’ll see, he’s smarter than the average bear…and Bengal, and Brown, and Steeler, and the rest, too! – The Eds.

By Ed Feng

When people think of mathematicians, they often think of the stereotype: the awkward, hunched-over guy doing groundbreaking research at a bar. Russell Crowe’s John Nash in A Beautiful Mind.

John Urschel isn’t that kind of mathematician. He’s a 6-foot-3, 313-pound man who lines up across from defenders and hits them, hard. Urschel was a first-team All–Big Ten offensive lineman the last two seasons at Penn State, and he projects as a fourth- or fifth-round pick in this week’s NFL draft. He works hard at football, and when he’s finished, he goes home and does math.

Recently, Urschel sent me two of his published papers, one on celestial mechanics, the other on subgraphs, both of which could have earned him a doctorate in math. As the draft looms and his reputation as a mathematician grows, I spoke with Urschel about football, numbers, and the future. Read More →

Roland Park, Schools, Sponsored Post

Be Smart About Homeschooling-Investigate The Mathnasium Method

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 09, 2014 12:00pm

 

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The number of children getting their education in a homeschooled setting is increasing and will continue to do so. Most parents providing homeschooling can sufficiently provide a sound, base level math education using their homeschooling tools and connections. “However, it is not uncommon for the parent to “hit a wall” when their child begins to enter the world of algebra”, says Jim Trexler, Mathnasium of Roland Park, Center Director. At this point, the parent begins exploring options with fellow homeschooling parents. Those options range from teaming with other parents, on-line tools, individual tutors, and supplemental learning companies like Mathnasium. Read More →

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U-Md.’s Deepthought2 Among the Country’s Top Supercomputers

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 07, 2014 10:10am

 

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The deepthought2 cluster, via umd.edu.

I don’t understand supercomputers. How could I when I don’t understand regular computers? Still, there’s nothing like skimming the specs on the University of Maryland’s new computer cluster deepthought2, ranked 14th most powerful supercomputer at an American university, for a good time. You get introduced to all kinds of fun new vocabulary words (like “computer cluster”).

Deepthought2 is a “300 teraflop machine,” so called because it can process 300 trillion operations in a second. It boasts a petabyte of directly-attached storage. According to university officials, deepthought2 is equivalent to “10,000 laptops working in concert.” Read More →

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Tired People More Likely to Lie, Johns Hopkins Studies Say

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 03, 2014 11:34am

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Here’s yet another reason we all should be getting a solid 8 hours of sleep a night: Not only does sleepiness negatively impact performance, but it also makes people more likely to lie, cheat, and act unethically, according to new research out of Johns Hopkins.
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Featured, Food & Drink, Schools

Rejoice, Baltimore Night Snackers- Midnight Fresh-Baked Cookie Delivery is Coming!

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 02, 2014 10:30am

Photo via NYU Local

Photo via NYU Local

A common complaint that Johns Hopkins students have about Baltimore is the city’s lack of late-night dining options. Scratch that — it’s actually a common complaint among every college student, night owl, and midnight snacker in town. Lucky for us, a smart business has seen this hole in the market, and has rushed into fill it. Oh, Insomnia Cookies, we already love you.
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Calvert School–Enhancing Communication Between School and Parents

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 01, 2014 4:00pm

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Parents

Founded in 2002, the mission of the Calvert School Parents’ Association is to support the administration, faculty, and Calvert School family for the mutual benefit of all and to enhance the campus and community life for every student.

It is the goal of the CSPA to enhance communication between the school and the parents, to provide volunteer opportunities, and to oversee events and fundraising efforts which promote community interaction and school spirit. Our annual Corks for Calvert event is an excellent place to mingle with other parents and celebrate what a special place Calvert is. The Calvert Day Fair is fun for the entire family with activities and games for children of all ages!

Every parent is welcomed and encouraged to become an active member of our parent community. There are a wide range of volunteer opportunities so please take a moment to complete the Online Parent Volunteer Form

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