Author: sparq-l

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


“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?


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