EP037: The ISEE: FAQs

In this episode, Huzefa explains the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) and talks about how you can register, what it costs, and what to expect on the test. Join Huzefa as he discusses frequently asked questions regarding the exam.

https://www.erblearn.org/services/isee-overview/faqs


EP036: What is IQ?

Join Huzefa as he explains precisely what IQ, or intelligence quotient, actually measures and why it's an effective predictor for academic and economic success. Finally, Huzefa goes through the 10 people alive today with the highest IQs in the world.

Name of book: Awakening your Inner Genius
http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-the-mind/human-brain/question455.htm
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2011/04/what-does-iq-really-measure
http://www.wonderslist.com/10-most-intelligent-people/


EP035: How to build a child's vocabulary

Vocabulary is important for reading, writing, and standardized test prep. When viewed the right way, it can be a fun and engaging activity. Join Huzefa as he shares an article from Scholastic on precisely how to help your kids develop their vocabulary. Additionally, he shares three iPhone apps for learning new words.

http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/readingline/pdfs/ProfessionalPaper.pdf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6PoUg7jXsA


EP034: The Monty Hall problem

The Monty Hall problem is a famous paradoxical question that references the popular gameshow called "Let's Make a Deal." It has been the subject of many discussions and lectures because it has such a simple yet counterintuitive answer. Join Huzefa as he presents this tantalizing brain teaser and then explains the answer in two direct and simple ways. To check out his YouTube explanation, go to the link below:

https://youtu.be/z0Uj7WYvHVc


EP033: 10 awesome apps for math fluency

Huzefa shares 10 apps to help kids grow their math fluency in a fun way. Monica Burns, founder of ClassTechTips.com, has written an excellent article on the topic that Huzefa parses on the show. Check out these recommendations to help your kids get the best possible opportunity to master mental math!

www.edutopia.org/blog/10-apps-for-math-fluency-monica-burns


EP032: The value of continued education for adults and kids

Jane Davidson, founder of "How Do I Begin," joins the show to discuss her adult education focused company. Jane is dedicated to bringing information to adults on topics like music production, writing, and marketing. Jane has a long history in standardized test prep, and applies her knowledge and expertise to the work that she's doing today. Check out her website at www.howdoibegin.com


EP031: Tackling tough math questions

So what do you do when panic strikes and your mind draws a blank? How do you re-center yourself and charge forward with ferocity and confidence? What you do is this: write everything down from the problem. This is the most important part of the problem solving process. As you read a tough math question, write down the pertinent data and establish relationships by setting up equations. This exercise will help you see solutions that were previously difficult to decipher.

1. The average of 4 different integers is 75. If the largest integer is 90, what is the least possible value of the smallest integer?

2. Solution X is 10 percent alcohol by volume, and solution Y is 30 percent alcohol by volume. How many milliliters of solution Y must be added to 200 milliliters of solution X to create a solution that is 25 percent alcohol by volume?

3. On a certain multiple-choice test, 9 points are awarded for each correct answer, and 7 points are deducted for each incorrect or unanswered question. Sally received a total score of 0 points on the test. If the test has fewer than 30 questions, how many questions are on the test?


EP030: The power of willpower

So how can willpower be developed? How can students engineer a perfect level of self-control and discipline? Just like actual muscle fibers, willpower must be exercised in the right away. Overexertion can be exhausting and counterproductive, whereas just the right amount of use can (1) optimize productivity and (2) augment one’s willpower capacity. For folks who are interested in bolstering their willpower muscle, here are five quick tips.


EP029 : 35 websites for free educational videos

Huzefa provides a thorough list of 35 awesome resources for students to find amazing and free educational videos. To check out the websites yourself, read the article posted below:

http://gettingsmart.com/2012/07/35-sources-curated-educational-videos/


EP028: Piloting and mathematics

Huzefa is joined by Gabriel, a pilot for a major commercial airline. Gabriel explains why math is so important for his day to day work as will as his future ambition to become a commercial astronaut.