Nearly sixty years ago on October 4th 1957, the Soviets successfully launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite into space. If America wasn’t afraid of the Soviet Union before, it was now.
The U.S. responded audaciously by setting out to:
Twelve years later the space race was over. America won.
Two ten year olds stood at a whiteboard in room 118 with a group of parents seated in a semi-circle around them. There were other small clusters like this in 118, next door, and in a classroom down the hall. 4th grade was celebrating some math.
“I have 10 tickets. Half are lost. How many tickets do I have left?” asked one of the 4th graders.
“Think about it for a moment on your own, then turn and talk to a neighbor about your reasoning” said her partner to the 8 adults.
“Okay, let’s hear your strategies” — said the…
Teacher. Always learning.