As you might expect, 'athlete' and 'firefighter' are two of the most sought after jobs for children. But it wasn't a surprise to me to find 'astronaut' and 'scientist' holding their own in the top ten as well. Why not? Defying gravity, even zero gravity, must be one of the most exciting scientific developments of our time, and children everywhere want to be a part of it.
It's not only engineering skills that are developed by participating in student competitions. Working as part of a team on such an extensive project also helps to build transferrable skills such as team work, problem solving, critical thinking and communication; all vital in any future profession.
This is a question that practically every male has asked himself at one point or another in his life. Unfortunately, there is rarely a hard and fast answer to the query. In reality, it's probably due to a number of physical and psychological factors that we could never measure. But that's boring.
Math On Trial is a study of several criminal cases where flaws in mathematical and statistical calculations and their analysis led to incorrect verdicts of guilt or innocence. I was surprised how much I enjoyed this book!
Many adults struggle with basic sums and rely on a calculator to add and subtract, new research suggests. Around one in six
Calculators are to be banned from maths tests for 11-year-olds, the Government has announced. The move comes amid concerns
Individuals 'learn' because it serves them in some way, and children of course are more instinctive than adults. Regardless of learning style, a young child will want to learn something as a way of exploring the world, and will use all senses: this is because the rational brain is not yet in many cases ready to retain information merely from sitting down and 'taking notes'.
In order to enable Europe's young people to be the agents of change and the recipients of a brighter future, we, as a community, need to do more to provide students with the skills and the motivation they need to succeed.
If you want to make a career from doodling you'd better be ready to take on Vi Hart, the Stony Brook University music graduate