What separates successful students from those who struggle: GRIT? In this Ted video, Angela Lee Duckworth explains her theory of "grit" as a predictor of success. But what is "grit"? Grit is passion and perseverance for very long term goals.
Defining value is not as simple as it seems. Explore the paradox of value by watching this video from Ted-Ed's Constantly Curious. Imagine you’re on a game show and you can choose between two prizes: a diamond … or a bottle of water. It’s an easy choice – the diamonds are more valuable. But if [...]
There’s a concept that’s crucial to chemistry and physics. It helps explain why physical processes go one way and not the other: why ice melts, why cream spreads in coffee, why air leaks out of a punctured tire. It’s entropy, and it’s notoriously difficult to wrap our heads around. Jeff Phillips gives a crash course [...]
A total of 32 students who sat for their GCE O-Level Additional Mathematics examination last year have been given the option of retaking Paper 2 of the Additional Mathematics exam, after their answer scripts went missing in the United Kingdom. The affected students were from two secondary schools – 20 from Nan Hua High School [...]
Here are 20 surprising facts that you didn't know about... DNA. Read the top 5 from Discovery Magazine here: 1 Sorry, Jimmy: James Watson and Francis Crick did not discover DNA. That honor goes to Swiss biochemist Friedrich Miescher, who in 1869 found the molecule in the nuclei of white blood cells and called it [...]
Let's take a look back to the hardest math problems of 2018 that went viral as the internet seems to have a bit of a love-hate relationship with math. People couldn't get enough of math questions this year as they debated the answers in Twitter threads and parenting forums. But they also lamented how much [...]
Perpetual motion machines could totally transform our relationship with energy ... if only they worked. Ideas for perpetual machines all violate one or more laws of thermodynamics.