WOSU News Archives For: August 12, 2005

Math education looks to culture

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August
12, 2005

At a time when United States students continue to test below other countries in math performance, educators are looking for ways to improve student understanding. A new approach that promotes math comprehension looks to culture, not science, to motivate students. Known as Ethnomathematics this idea helps students develop their math skills.

Quantum Mechanics used in new computers

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August
12, 2005

In 1945 the chairman of IBM said he saw a global market of four to five computers. In 2002 more than 45 million computers were sold in the US. Components for computers continue to shrink in size, and experts predict that by 2030 computer circuits will be measured on an atomic scale. On this scale scientists suggest using the physical properties of small particles, known as quantum mechanics, to do calculations.

Tennessee fugitives appear in Franklin County court

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August
12, 2005

The husband-and-wife fugitives caught inColumbus Wednesday night will be spending at least another month in Ohio.

Animal projects keep some youngsters busy

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August
12, 2005

The Ohio State Fair, which continues through Sunday, can be more than entertaining it can be educational especially for city children who don’t know a lot about farm life. For farm children who come to town it can be a place to demonstrate what they’ve learned through programs like 4-H and the FFA. WOSU’s Sam Hendren reports beyond the fun of the midway, there’s competition and sometimes reward for hard work

Wheelchair softballers compete in Columbus

12:00AM
August
12, 2005

Columbus is host to the 29th annual National Wheelchair Softball Tournament taking place at Rhodes Park through Saturday. WOSU’s Howard Ornstein reports.