Catching Up With Techno Grandparents and Grandkids

Think video games and what comes to mind? Kids or teens with electronic devices locked into a screen. But guess what? The average age of gamers is 35. Twice as many adult females play as male gamers under 18. And people over 45 are the fastest-growing group of gamers. Who knew? Clearly the 50-plus are interested in gaming, but AARP wants to know whether video gaming can help narrow the generation gap. AARP and AARP Foundation’s MentorUp program teamed up …

50-Something Math Teacher Knocks One Out of the Park

Unlike other academic fields, mathematics is notorious for being a young thinker’s game. G.H. Hardy, in his 1940 book The Mathematician’s Apology, ticked off a list of great math whizzes from Isaac Newton to Carl Friedrich Gauss and noted that they all made their most important discoveries in their 20s. He concluded, gloomily (and famously): I do not know an instance of a major mathematical advance initiated by a man past fifty. If a man of mature age loses interest …