I am working on an adding game for very young kids (2 to 4 year olds). It is based on counting on fingers. Children learn how to add quickly if they start to recognize their hand and finger positions. For instance, children that are good at adding don't need to count if they see three fingers on one hand, they just know it's three. Similarly, it is beneficial for a budding child's faster math skills, for him or her to knows that a full hand of five fingers and the other hand with three is eight, without counting. This game is designed such that the child gets a lot of practice with associating finger positions with the appropriate numbers.

Here are a few games for physics for review...

For Grade 11 physics (Physics 20 in Alberta):

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The following article was originally published at: Teacher Pay and Standard of Living in the US

Teacher pay, by state, is easy to find online. However, some states have higher costs of living than others. For example, $50,000 in California spends much differently than it does in Tennessee. With that in mind, which states have the best- and worst-compensated teachers, given cost of living and taxes?

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As babies, if we never learned to walk, could we still survive in this world?  I think so.  In fact, it is much easier to keep your balance on four legs rather than two.  It is hard to learn to walk, with all the falling down, the trial and error, and mostly error at the beginning, all the bumps and bruises, the tears.  Why do we even bother to teach our children to walk?  Well, walking does make life a lot easier, and maybe in the long run it's worth it.  For instance, it is much faster to get around on two feet, rather than crawling.  When getting around in the street, all

Our world is gradually turning into a global village with the importance of computers and the internet becoming more and more significant. Therefore, it is becoming increasingly necessary to teach children geography so that they are aware of the different countries, people and cultures. There are numerous ways to spice up teaching geography whether you are a teacher or a parent.

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Cool Wing Suits to increase drag - simulating flying:

Falcon dives - the fastest hunter:

Terminal Velocity of a Ferrari:

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The previous post on Teacher Pay Scale Across Canada lead to a huge discussion and many posts on the worth of teachers, etc. The reason for my post originally wasn't for that discussion - instead I wanted to show the inequality in pay across the provinces. Since the last time I posted, the scales have shifted a bit, many of the links I posted do not work anymore, and some provinces have renegotiated their teaching contracts. For this reason, someone asked me to update the article. So that's what I'm doing in this post.

Here are the teacher salaries in 2011. I'll keep it consistent with the previous article: I'm listing the salary I would have within jurisdictions in Canada that I wouldn't mind moving to - mostly cities. I will do it for a teacher with 8 years experience with a bachelor degree + 2 year teaching degree (this is about what I am). But if you want to check your salary in the given province, the link should point you in the right direction.

Here's the updated table for the salary scale across Canada:

Province Salary Year Link
British Columbia (Vancouver) $73,972 2011 BC's Local Collective Agreements (2006 - 2011)
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