# LEVERAGING THE POWER OF COMMUNITY TO TRANSFORM EDUCATION

WHOA: 4 Questions That Got 120 Rapists To Admit They Were Rapists * The exact questions asked in the study were: Have you ever been in a situation where you tried, but for various reasons did not succeed, in having sexual intercourse with an adult by using or threatening to use physical force (twisting their arm, holding them down, etc.) if they did not cooperate? Have you ever had sexual intercourse with someone, even though they did not want to, because they were too intoxicated (on alcohol or drugs) to resist your sexual advances (e.g., removing their clothes)?

No More Math Wars Numbers play an important role in our everyday lives. From the carpenter measuring lengths of wood to the physician checking a patient’s blood pressure measurements on a chart, we constantly use numbers and perform calculations to guide our actions and decisions. It has been shown that school-entry numerical skills are a more important predictor of subsequent academic achievement than early reading and socio-emotional skills. Furthermore, there are many reports linking numerical skills to economic outcomes, such as evidence showing that early math skills predict adult socio-economic status.

Using Ten-Frames to Understand Numbers from 11-20 You’ve simply gotta love it when an observation lesson goes way better than you could have expected! Today I was getting ready to work with my Firsties when my AP showed up for my observation. Yesterday, the students were working with two ten-frames to build and better understand numbers from 11-19, and I had several goals for the continuation of the activity:Students will realize that to fill a ten-frame, they don’t have to count by ones–if they fill it, it’s 10Students will be able to count on from ten for a number from 11-20 (eg., 10…11, 12, 13, 14)Students will be able to write numbers from 11-20 in expanded form showing the value of the tens and ones (eg., 14 = 10 + 4) As the students came in, two ten-frames and a small pile of counters were on the table at their seat. I told the students that I had meant to give each of them 20 counters, but I hadn’t had time to count. I asked them to each count their counters and give me any extra over twenty.

A 15-Year-Old Builds a Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm Shiva Nathan's new prosthetic can read patterns in the wearer's brainwaves and transmit them to a robotic arm, allowing the user to flex the mechanical fingers with nothing more than their thoughts. And if this project needed any more cool points, its creator is 15 years old. In fact, Nathan was even younger when the idea germinated: In 2012, after hearing about a family member in India who lost both forearms, he set out to design a prosthesis of his own. Although he now takes pre-college classes at MIT, Nathan didn't have access to a world-class robotics lab in which to build an artificial arm. What he did have was a Mindwave Mobile headset by NeuroSky, a California company that builds brainwave-reading headsets that allow people to play games with their thoughts, or trains them to meditate and control those thoughts. NeuroSky's electroencephalography (EEG) headset can detect brain activity patterns associated with specific mental states such as concentration or relaxation.