EP026: Mechanical engineering and mathematics

On this special episode, Huzefa is joined by his dad to talk about mechanical engineering and its strong connection with math. If your child has an interest in engineering, this is an information packed episode.

EP025: Project based learning

Andrew K Miller joins the show to talk about project based learning, a revolutionary pedagogy that puts projects and inquiry based learning at the helm of education. Join Huzefa as he discusses the merits of project based learning and, moreover, how to get your kids exposure to this amazing new style of teaching.

For more information on PBL, go to www.andrewkmiller.com

EP024: Music and academics

Music and academics go hand in hand. Join Huzefa for this episode as he explains precisely why music education is a key part of a well rounded education, and moreover, how music immersion can shape brain structure for the better.

EP023: Athletics and academics

Athletic participation can have a huge positive impact on academic performance. Huzefa parses precisely why athletics are so good for academic participation, and moreover, how to be supportive regarding athletics. Finally, Huzefa covers the perils of forcing athletic participation when kids are not intrinsically motivated.

Article on forced participation: http://www.livestrong.com/article/523031-negative-effects-of-parents-that-push-their-children-into-playing-sports/

EP022: Top 10 math resources to inspire young minds

In this episode, Huzefa describes 10 awesome resources that are intended to get your kids excited about math. The resources are all free, and will hopefully help to not only inspire but explain some missing pieces of the math puzzle. For your convenience, here is a quick link to the resources:

1. http://ed.ted.com/lessons?category=mathematics
2. http://www.yummymath.com/
3. http://mathsframe.co.uk/
4. http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/search/?q=math&selected_facets=supplemental_curriculum_hierarchy_nodes%3A1184&selected_facets=&display=math
5. http://www.learningwave.com/abmath/
6. http://illuminations.nctm.org/
7. http://www.thirteen.org/get-the-math/
8. http://www.multiplication.com/
9. http://jmathpage.com/
10. http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/math-dude

EP021: Taking the new SAT - my personal experience taking the SAT on May 6, 2016

In order to get an authentic and sincere feel for the revamped and redesigned SAT, I personally took a real life SAT in May of 2016. To hear about my experience with the test (as well as to hear my score), check out this episode! If you're interested in watching my live reaction to my actual SAT score, check out this video on the Scalar Learning YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=da_J2fI-afg


EP020: Wired Child - the potential perils of video games

Dr. Richard Freed, author of the book "Wired Child," joins the show to discuss his concerns regarding video game use for young children. Dr. Freed explains precisely why video games can be so addictive, and offers solid steps and advice for parents seeking to protect their children from the perils of video games.

EP019: Corporate law and mathematics: how math ties into the management of mergers and acquisitions

Northwestern University School of Law graduate Michael Saliba joins the show to discuss his career as a corporate attorney. Michael explains how he uses arithmetic and mental math on a regular basis to assess deal contracts and profit projections.

EP018: Product development and mathematics: Samir Kumar, senior director of product management at Qualcomm, discusses life on the job and the various ways that math is used

Samir has worked in the technology sector since 2000, when he was employed by Microsoft as a technology specialist. Since then, he has worked for some of the largest and most profitable companies in the technology world. In addition to his amazing expertise in all things related to technology, Samir dives into his extracurricular passions of quantum mechanics, astro physics, and machine learning to discuss the applications of math in these highly technical fields.

EP017: Arbitrage trading and mathematics: former trader Jasper Ribbers discusses the ins and outs of arbitrage trading and the requisite math

If the idea of trading commodities and currencies interests you, check out this episode. Former arbitrage trade Jasper Ribbers describes the life of a trader after working for one of the best trading firms in the world for nearly seven years. Hear the details of the job along with the numerous mathematical applications.