Yesterday I read this awesome post by Dylan Kane. Today I posed the same question to my students.Before I get into the details I have to say - I'm so excited to have Algebra 1 classes this year. There are always so many great ideas for algebra and I haven't been able to use them in the past. I am currently teaching two double block courses of Fundamentals of Algebra 1. They are for students who arrive in high school below grade level in math. The majority of the students have an IEP and I […]
This is a guest post by Alan Schoenfeld, a professor of Mathematics Education at the University of California, Berkeley. Alan has been instrumental in many of the developments in mathematics education over the last few decades. Full disclosure: he was also my dissertation advisor and continues to be a mentor and friend. Faithful readers of […]
I wrote a new piece outlining some of the dangers of using timed tests in math, such as how they promote math anxiety and cause children to be afraid of making mistakes in math classes.Should you use timed tests for math facts?Go check it out!
We have a habit in writing articles published in scientific journals to make the work as finished as possible, to cover up all the tracks, to not worry about the blind alleys or describe how you had the wrong idea first, and so on. So there isn't any place to publish, in a dignified manner, what you actually did in order to get to do the work.~Feynman, Richard Philips Nobel Lecture, 1966.The 266th day of the year; 266 can be expressed as 222 in base 11. It is also the index of the largest […]