Two great posts recently got me thinking about the quality of questions we ask students. I feel like I have a large and growing library of rich tasks that are worth exploring and provide my students opportunities to learn meaningful math. Figuring out what questions to ask students to facilitate learning through these tasks is much […]
A stumble in data preparation earned a retraction for a paper on delirium tremens, a life-threatening side effect of alcohol withdrawal that spans a wide range of symptoms, including “the shakes,” hallucinations, and seizures. Though the initial retraction notice was extremely unhelpful, the author stepped in to give us a better picture of the errors that […]
In June of 2014, legislation was passed requiring the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) to develop a new summative assessment for use in Spring 2014-15. Unlike the previous MEAP assessments, the new assessment will be aligned to Michigan standards and administered in the spring measuring current versus past year student knowledge. English language arts and mathematics will be assessed in grades 3-8. Science will assessed in grades 4 and 7, and social studies in grades 5 and 8. This
I’ve been shopping for furniture for the last two weeks. Why won’t my wife take me to a store with math furniture? You might say there is no such thing as math furniture, but you’d be wrong.
The above drawer system is called the fractal 23 by Takeshi Miyakawa.