What an exciting time to be a teacher, a student, and a learner! I have a tentative understanding, at best, of human nature, but I do believe that most people find change uncomfortable and difficult to deal with both emotionally and intellectually. I am not immune to these feelings, but I like change. I likeContinue reading “Technology Enhanced in Math Lesson”

# Tag Archives: Math

## Cheers to Better Deals – The Inequality Story

Although I have attempted to teach this topic in many ways at a variety of levels, I always find it interesting to see how learners attempt to grapple with the concept and understanding. Learners who struggle with understanding linear graphs typically have an even more difficult, and when you add-on this is the first timeContinue reading “Cheers to Better Deals – The Inequality Story”

## Not ODEs – The Variation of Parameters Method

When one attempts to define versatile, something like “able to be adapted to many functions or activities” may come to mind. As a classroom teacher (and now working K12) this idea comes even more naturally as I know have the opportunity to see how successful and adaptable an idea or lesson may be with learnersContinue reading “Not ODEs – The Variation of Parameters Method”

## A Hard Act to Follow

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”

## 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”