Month: February 2007

NJ Seeds

I’ve written posts about the Crimson Summer Academy on two earlier occasions: August 20, 2006, and May 23, 2005. Now I’m designing a math curriculum for a program with a somewhat similar basis in New Jersey: the College Prep Program… Read More ›

Prince of Thieves

I just finished listening to the audiobook version of Prince of Thieves, a crime thriller written by Chuck Hogan and read by Dorchester’s own Donnie Wahlberg. The action takes place in Charlestown, and the sense of place is definitely the… Read More ›

The Coffee Trader

I recently finished reading a fascinating historical novel by David Liss, The Coffee Trader. Now maybe you’re not interested in the formation of the coffee trade in Europe in the 17th Century — though I can’t imagine why not —… Read More ›

Big ideas

LCSI’s new blog, Thinkering, links to Seymour Papert’s homepage, which in turn links to a four-and-a-half-year-old press release from MIT, which reminded me of our commitment to big ideas in the Math Department of the Weston Public Schools. Such are… Read More ›