Do you need a college degree in order to buy a house? That's not always the case; however, data shows that more college graduates own homes than those without bachelor's degrees. According to Kriston Capps's article, "To Buy a House, Go to College," the difference in homeownership rates between people without a high-school diploma and those with at least … Continue reading Does buying a home require a college degree these days?
“When will I ever use this?” – The question plaguing math classes has great answers
We've all heard a student ask, "When will I use this?" while in math class. This article by Sylvan Learning addresses that question head-on by providing insight from people in all kinds of professions. They've collected stories from nurses to magicians to pastry chefs! Some of their connections to math are very inventive, so we … Continue reading “When will I ever use this?” – The question plaguing math classes has great answers
A Wider Education Gap between the Rich and Poor
The New York Times posted some interesting information regarding the relationship between higher education and economic status. According to reporter Eduardo Porter, the achievement gap between the rich and poor has expanded. In the U.S., students ages 25-34 whose parents do not have a high school diploma comprise only 5 percent of college degree holders. … Continue reading A Wider Education Gap between the Rich and Poor
Applying Math to Everyday Life: Exercise
We're guessing you've heard the age-old question "When am I going to use what I'm learning in real life?" from students a time or two (or several hundred). We enjoy how Dan Rockmore connects math to exercise in the article "Working Out the Math." He brings up ideas of how you can connect math to … Continue reading Applying Math to Everyday Life: Exercise