Ed. Note Update 8/23/10: There is a intro video on the Connect website. We get the idea of imbuing our kids with a love/understanding of math and science and its value and relationship to the real world. Yet, why do we always seem to depict American youth as clueless (or on those who are) compared to other countries? Perhaps understanding the how and why we can change this notion serves our purposes better: see
"Why Our Kids Don't Get Math
"A Mathematician's Lament"
"Are We Wrong About Motivation? Daniel Pink thinks so."
"Why Testing Fails. How Numbers Deceive Us All"
Or, you may want to join in the discussion at The New York Times: Room for Debate -
"Too Much Time On Campus?" with link HERE.