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Toxic fathers


Today, many fathers are not just the families’ breadwinners but also their children’s mentors.

Posted: June 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Readers’ comments on religion and math


Joaquin Buenaflor writes: In your review of Michael Asis’ book (Dec. 24 and 31), you hit on an issue that too few bring up. I’ve been critical of the Catholic Church not because I have hatred for it but because I know the good it can do.

Posted: March 18th, 2013 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Math as habit


After giving tips on how to face math with confidence and how to learn concepts effectively, my college students now discuss creative strategies to deepen understanding of mathematics not just for school but for daily life as well.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

DepEd wants to tap technical professionals to teach science, math


Professionals in the technical fields are eyed to teach Science and Math in the upcoming senior high school due to the shortage in competent teachers in these subjects.

Posted: November 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Even scientists suffer from math anxiety


We fear mathematics for many reasons: terror teachers, learned helplessness, neglectful or pressure-inducing parents, society’s denigration of deep thought, instant gratification, lack of motivation, failure in examinations, among others.

Posted: August 26th, 2012 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, captain of the Senate

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I am the Master of my Fate. I am the Captain of my Soul.

Posted: July 15th, 2012 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Few enrolling in math, science courses critical to nat’l development — CHEd

CHEd chairperson Patricia Licuanan.  PHOTO FROM CHED.GOV.PH

While college students continue to flock to courses perceived to lead to in-demand jobs, only a few dare sign up for courses that government deems critical for development, including disciplines in the sciences, mathematics, agriculture and forestry.

Posted: June 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Math Challenge


Now in its 11th year, the Metrobank Math Challenge is a yearly competition that aims to nurture talented Filipino grade school and high school students.

Posted: May 6th, 2012 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Learning | Read More »

What I learned from the numbers game


Math skills are not all that I’ve gained from the Math Challenge.

Posted: May 6th, 2012 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Ateneo High School math olympiad


The Ateneo Math Olympiad (AMO) was launched 10 years ago to help train talented elementary and secondary students in complex problem solving.

Posted: March 11th, 2012 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Ateneo grade school math olympiad


Now in its tenth year, the Ateneo Math Olympiad (AMO) was conceived by former president Fr. Bienvenido Nebres, S.J., as a venue to develop the problem-solving mindset and abilities of our youth.

Posted: March 4th, 2012 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Why the Chinese do better in math—Part 2


Last week, we looked at the question of whether the Chinese have a genetic advantage over Filipinos in terms of math ability.

Posted: January 29th, 2012 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Learning | Read More »

St. Jude Catholic School sophomore is new national Sudoku champ


Girls ruled the just-ended 2012 Philippine Sudoku Super Challenge (PSSC) championships, where a total of 6,412 elementary and high school students, as well as some professionals, competed in the sixth edition of the annual contest.

Posted: January 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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  4. Santiago sees Palace hand in Gigi’s return
  5. ‘Malang’ next crocodile attraction after ‘Lolong’
  6. Gigi Reyes’ only option: tell all
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  10. More bodies from ship; transcript reveals wavering
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  5. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  6. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  7. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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