Tag: math

9 of the best educational YouTube channels for teens and tweens to help keep brains sharp this summer

There are so many cool educational channels on YouTube for tweens and teens, but I don’t think that a lot of parents think to open our YouTube app when we look for educational resources for our kids. But we should. Let’s put it this way: when I ask my kids if they want to watch a show, all hands reach for tablets. I’m always saying, “hey! I mean, on the TV! Together!” But the truth is, the videos on YouTube (and similar sites) are just how kids consume media these days. So why not blend entertainment and education when it comes to video watching? I find...

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These rad prints celebrate badass women in STEM through art. Yeah, we said badass.

We are pretty freaking thrilled that women in STEM are getting much-deserved attention finally, from fantastic story books to card games, and yes, amazing Oscar-nominated movies. Now add these amazing art prints for a cause to the ever-growing list. Related: The ultimate girls in STEM book of kickbutt women in science Beyond Curie is a series of art prints by former neuroscientist now designer Amanda Phingbodhipack featuring 16 female winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics, Chemistry, and Medicine/Physiology, as well as 16 other amazing women in STEM you might not know. Through these pieces, Phingbodhipack hopes to give...

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12 of the coolest educational tech toys for kids | 2016 Tech Gift Guide

Yay! We’re so happy to be back with our annual Cool Mom Tech Holiday Tech Gift Guide, all fresh and new for 2016. And to kick it off, we’ve got the coolest educational tech toys for kids of all ages. Whether you’re shopping for a curious preschooler or a teen who loves STEM, we’ve got 12 ideas that will keep your favorite kids busy, happy, and learning. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Cool Mom Tech guide without a fab giveaway. This year’s fantastic prize: A brand new iPad Air 2 and designer case! Because with so many awesome tech toys for the kids here,...

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#GivingTuesday scoop: How will.i.am is getting kids excited about STEM

We all know that access to expansive STEM education is essential for kids growing up today. It not only introduces what are now the basic skills needed to thrive in a high-tech world, but it has the potential to open up unlimited career opportunities to those kids who find their passion lies in areas like science, coding, math — and even music, graphic design, filmmaking,  and really,  problem solving of all kinds. So I am really taken with the work of the i.am.angel foundation, founded by musician, producer, entrepreneur and committed philanthropist, will.i.am. And in honor of Giving Tuesday, I hope it will be another worthy, impactful foundation...

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14 of the best math apps for kids of all ages: Back to School tech guide

Our Back to School tech guide continues with a bevy of the best math apps for kids of all ages. There are so many fantastic options these days — almost too many to count (ha) —  so we’ve done the digging for you to uncover lots of the best math apps including a few old favorites from these pages, and plenty of new additions. It’s by no means comprehensive, so be sure to see our post on the best math apps of 2015 for even more ideas. One thing you’ll notice about this list — the belief that math can and should be fun, especially when you’re first learning. Hopefully, with...

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Web Coolness: New diverse Facebook emojis, the Google cell phone plan, and a math test no one can figure out

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them too.   We’re very happy about Facebook’s new diverse emoji. How to write emails so they get read.  (via Pop Sugar Tech) Here comes the Google cell phone plan. Will you switch? Have you subscribed to our Spawned podcast yet? Last week’s episode was a blast (with two of our favorite actors!) Cool gifts for dads under $25, like these clashist cord tacos. A cool DIY tech teacher gift that you can really DIY. You can now post to Instagram directly from your...

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7 of the best science museums for kids that you should know about. Yay for hands-on STEM education!

We’re huge fans of STEM at Cool Mom Tech (no surprise, there), and in fact we started this site in part to help give parents more resources and opportunities to get their kids excited about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. However, while we love all the science apps, educational YouTube channels, and coding toys we’ve featured, there’s nothing like the hands-on experience of taking your family to a science center or science museum. That’s why we’re so excited that our recent sponsor Frito-Lay 2 Go has partnered with the amazing org, the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC), to help make it easier for families to get...

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Web Coolness: Math video games, what your tweets say about you, and lots more

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you like them as much as we did.   Love this fun Star Wars BB-8 car charger from ThinkGeek. A cool new video game that teaches you to design patterns using math. What do your tweets say about your personality? No phone reception? You need this simple iPhone trick! Surprise! Your conversations on buses and trains might be recorded.   How cool is this bouquet of Lightning-to-USB cables from Belkin? You won’t believe what Apple collected from recycled iPhones. Wow. A Chrome extension that alerts...

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King of Math Junior for kids: Our cool free app of the week

If you’re hoping to get your future mathlete ready for preschool in the fall, or just want to find a new ways to help practice counting, adding, and subtracting with your first grader, download the free version of King of Math Junior. This smart and fun game for iOS and Android has your kids working their way up in medieval society as they master the basics of math in a way that doesn’t feel anything like drill. Beginning at the “Farmer” level, kids will choose their character from several different male and female options. As they accumulate points, they move from Farmer to...

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5 great STEM toys for kids with a math focus. Because despite what you may remember, math is now fun.

As we approach the final week of Christmas shopping, I plan spend a few minutes to make sure that I’m buying toys and games that will feed my kids’ brains as much as their need for play. And while “math toys” has never appeared on any of my kids’ lists to Santa as a general category, as a homeschooling mom, I’ve learned that there are so many fun ways to incorporate math into play using games and toys that engage and teach. So, I’ve rounded up five new STEM toys that I’m really excited about, and I think a lot of...

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