Author: sparq-l

How “Crypto” Currencies Work – A Brief Overview Of Bitcoin, Ethereum & Ripple

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“Crypto” – or “crypto currencies” – are a type of software system which provides transactional functionality to users through the Internet. The most important feature of the system is their decentralized nature – typically provided by the blockchain database system. Blockchain and “crypto currencies” have become major elements to the global zeitgeist recently; typically as ….  Read More

Should the Teaching of Mathematics in Secondary Schools Be Resource Based?

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Traditionally, the teaching of Mathematics in secondary schools rarely included the use of resources other than a text book. This was “satisfactory” because most of the student body was academically included. In today’s jargon, using Gardener’s learning styles; they were most likely maths-logic learners. The prevailing pedagogue was “Chalk and Talk”. In simple terms it ….  Read More