After attending one of the most powerful mathematics professional developments with Matt Vaudrey and John Stevens as the chefs in La Cucina Matematica they shared a wonderful site that fits right up my teaching alley, Estimation 180. The site offers a day-to-day estimation scheme, which helps students increase their mathematical thinking and sharpens their estimatingContinue reading “A Hard Act to Follow”

# Tag Archives: Math Ed

## Three Good Problems

“Problem solving is hunting. It is savage pleasure and we are born to it,” said Thomas Harris. A good problem engages the learner is a pleasure that feeds our desire to do more. As Thomas Harris suggests, we are born to it and yet our learners so often drudge into our math classes like anContinue reading “Three Good Problems”

## Literacy in Mathematics

The role of literacy is a life skill we often assume is relegated to English class or we confuse our learners reading a text with comprehension, and we need to play a much larger part in creating opportunities for learners to practice and develop their literary skills. Mathematical texts tend to be very dense, meaning theContinue reading “Literacy in Mathematics”