Thursday / June 4

  In the renaissance years, an educated person dabbled in all fields of knowledge. By the 20th century, an increasing specialization led to compartmentalization of knowledge. Isolated university departments trickled down to isolated school subjects and now teachers label themselves as “math teachers” or “literacy teachers.” But

[caption id="attachment_2456" align="alignright" width="200"] The Skatepark Mathematics Extravaganza teaches fundamental mathematics concepts in algebra and geometry.[/caption] Contributed by William H. Robertson, Ph.D. aka Dr. Skateboard How can you get young people interested in science and mathematics? What efforts are there to integrate the experiences of students into the things