In Defense of High Stakes

In setting students up for success beyond school, is there merit to high-stakes forms of assessment? Read this post by Nick Zufelt, Instructor in Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science and Tang Fellow for the Tang Institute’s blog.

Unused Business Cards Become Menger Sponges

The Menger sponge is a fractal which is the three-dimensional analog of the Sierpinski carpet.  As the number of iterations approaches infinity, the construction’s volume approaches zero while it’s surface area increases without bound.  Mr. Lisa’s 575 classes ended up building a level-2 sponge entirely out of business cards.