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Dan Meyer: Math class needs a makeover

www.ted.com Today’s math curriculum is teaching students to expect — and excel at — paint-by-numbers classwork, robbing kids of a skill more important than solving problems formulating them. At TEDxNYED, Dan Meyer shows classroom-tested math exercises that prompt students to stop and think.TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from

Julian Assange: Why the world needs WikiLeaks

www.ted.com The controversial website WikiLeaks collects and posts highly classified documents and video. Founder Julian Assange, who’s reportedly being sought for questioning by US authorities, talks to TED’s Chris Anderson about how the site operates, what it has accomplished — and what drives him. The interview includes graphic footage of a recent US airstrike in