My reflections on how we can use the Scientific Method in the most complex situations
Kids teach us every day, only if we are willing to listen.
In this episode we will cover what my daughter taught me over the weekend
When we started with discussion about Data, it was sort of like we jumped into Tableau because my kids have seen me use Data in Tableau. So, it felt like we just jumped ahead.
In this episode, we decided to just talk about Data in general.
The discussion led to talking about fairness in decision making and also a bit about presidential elections.
Hope you enjoy this one
So, we are continuing our learning about Data using Tableau and we adopted a new format for the last few sessions with my daughters.
In short, our format is that the kids watch me work on some dashboard that is part of my daily work, they make observations and ask me questions along the way. They found this to be more useful to get some additional learning
By the way, very interesting topic about Data and TRUST that one of my girls brought up and we chatted for a few minutes about that
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“R U, R U crazy” said my wife to me, the other day.
“R U R U” were the sounds that we all kept hearing all this weekend at our house. Every one was pacing down the floor as we keep avoiding to crash into each other, while saying “R U R U”
Some of us were audibly loud, while the others were doing it in their head. If you are wondering what I am talking about, it’s about solving the Rubik’s Cube. I had recently written about the fact that our household is trying our hands at new things every week, as many of you have. My wife keeps coming up with new ideas every week, whether it was learning to count upto 20 in various languages when washing hands, or practicing tennis strokes in the garage (somehow) OR, like this week, Rubik’s cube.
Going back to “R U R U”, you will soon see that we used the beginner’s method to solve the Rubik’s cube. This method uses a lot of Right face turns (called R) and Upper face turns (called U) etc. When we needed to make the following movements (Right Upper Right Upper), we would say “R U R U” and so on on. Hence, the title.
Saying it out loud actually helped us remember those steps. So, we suggest that you do a lot of “R U R U” as well. It gets funny, and somehow addictive.
Back to the story about learning the solve the Beginner’s way.
Being a geek myself, when I saw that Rubik’s cube was on the list of things to try this week, I got excited about it and starting watching some YouTube videos that tried to explain the concepts to us.
Unfortunately, most of the videos we found online were trying too hard to keep the length of their videos rather short. The downside was that that sometimes, a key concept was not explained in detail, or assumed. The issue in that case is if you are trying to do this with elementary school kids (like mine), it can get frustrating.
But hey, we got time on our hands and after about 2 days of trying our hands at it, we are all Rubik’s Cube solvers.
Kids are enjoying learning more and helping put more online resources to help other kids. So, we also invested the time in making detailed notes and steps to show you the steps so you can learn it easily.
Here are the series of videos you can watch and join us in the Rubik’s Cube Challenge. All you need is a cube, patience and practice. Hope these videos and notes help. Enjoy!!! Happy Cubing!!!
Enjoy and Happy Cubing.
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Our Data+Kids project continues to move into its 5th week as we learn how to use Tableau to learn about Data
My next post will be about “What does an Algorithm mean to a non techie person?”