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Welcome to our New Google Classroom!!😃

Hello everybody!😃 Welcome back to Magic Math Mandarin.  Since we are staying home because of covid-19, we brought our classes to google classroom so our students can keep on learning even during this pandemic👩‍🏫. Now we can all communicate with each other online💻. In this classroom we will be learning Chinese🈷, math➗, and programming👩‍💻. Our teachers will put new assignments everyday about each topic.  If you would also like to join our wonderful classrooms then here is the class code mtxl6j4

Remember to stay home and don’t get sick!😷 Please join our classroom today!👍💖


The only thing that really matters is | 唯一重要的是…

We watched this very informative, entertaining and inspiring video by GitHub co-founder Tom Breston, who tricked the audience to chant on three separate occasions during this short presentation from 2012:

  • “The only thing that really matters is people 是人🙋‍♀️”
  • “The only thing that really matters is product 是产品🔨”
  • “The only thing that really matters is culture 是文化”✝.

So what is the one thing that really matters? 到底是什么呢? It is the trichotomy 三分法 of people🙋‍♀️, product🔨 and culture✝.


From one Tom Breston’s personal blog dated 2008, he wrote:

In the end, just as Indiana Jones could never turn down the opportunity to search for the Holy Grail, I could no less turn down the chance to work for myself on something I truly love, no matter how safe the alternative might be. When I’m old and dying, I plan to look back on my life and say “wow, that was an adventure,” not ‘wow, I sure felt safe.'”

Words from XDF Founder | 俞敏洪:人生是一辈子的马拉松







Sam Walton | 山姆沃顿

Sam made his senior executives share hotel rooms🏨, and he drove around in a pickup truck🚚. He and his wife went to church⛪ every Sunday. They sat anywhere just like others. Mr. Walton would even quietly wash dishes🍽 at the church after meal.

One of the best things he ever said was that he made partners of every employee, and the success of Walmart was due to ideas of all the employees. In today’s buzz word, he meant that the success of the company was due to relentless innovation.

But what makes Mr. Walton so special is not just lowest price or best service to customers, but a true genuine humbleness: the belief that all people are equal in front of God.

To see a world in a grain of sand | 从沙粒看世界

Professor ShouCheng Zhang “passed away”. He is forever with us, seeing a world in a grain of sand, holding infinity in

这是张首晟所有视频里我们最喜欢的一个视频。 张教授深入浅出,循循善诱。尽管已经“离世”, 张教授永远和我们在一起从沙粒看世界,把永恒留在刹那时光。

We won’t quote any physics or mathematics from the video, except the title of the lecture, originally from William
Blake, and dedicate them to Professor Zhang:

To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour.


Meet Sophia – a “snobbish” robot | 嫌贫爱富的机器人

The video below shows a “confident looking” Sophia who tells the audience that she is always happy around smart people especially if they are rich and powerful. “She” is awarded citizenship by the Saudi King. To think logically I know it is just a gesture for valuing advanced AI technology, and that whatever she says has been programmed to a great extend by the humans behind the scene.

给自己找点事做 | keeping busy

在中国时有一天,我们出去的大门口站着一位头发全白的瘦瘦高高的老太太,脸上满是笑容。她腋下夹着一团毛线,站着双手一直在织毛线。脚边铺着个小小摊子:一块布上就放着些鞋垫和手织的自行车坐垫。 我们问她手织一个坐垫要多久,她说得7个小时多。这么辛苦为什么呢?她笑着说,“我给自己找点事做。”

New school | 新学校

Elon Musk has a school for his children, Ad Astra (Latin: to the stars)⭐. That’s a great name for a school.

There are many things our schools🏫 could have done much better even though there are lots of constraints: the need to satisfy a very diverse population, and legal matters.
In American public schools, value lessons are largely missing. Many teachers do not check or grade homework.  Kids are getting more undisciplined as they grow older…Chinese language🈷 is not taught even though China is such an important country… programming is not taught…美国学校应该向中国新东方那样的学校学习.

That’s why Magic Math Mandarin is created.


Patriotism is not racism

While it is not our mission to talk about politics, we do want our children🧒 to have the right values: patriotism is not racism.  We want to honor our national flag, history, veterans and our values.

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