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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posted: November 14th, 2011
Geek your kids for Christmas — 100 ways

We need mathematicians and scientists in this country and we need to start growing them now. Why? According to numerous reports in U.S. News and World Report and other national rags, not even half of our country’s high school graduates are prepared for college-level math or science.

That’s just not good enough for us parents.

What happened to the geeks? And why aren’t we doing something about it? A few years ago, my son graduated from high school with at least four cooking classes under his belt. My daughter had innumerable art classes. Aren’t a few of those classes enough? I’m frustrated because we are still graduating students who don’t know how to balance a checkbook and what interest rates mean. Graduates don’t need to cook or draw pictures if they can’t figure out how to pay the rent and utilities.

My kids loved both math and science and we found games – lots of games – that encouraged those skills. Here are 100 ways to get your kids into math and science and make it fun. Do it now. Physics can be fun if it starts as play.

We need to grow the next crop of Einsteins. Click on any of the links above, and get started!

 

 

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