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I’ve got less time to write today because of a family trip, but the videos below show part 2 of our Family Math project about “checker stacks” and the surreal numbers. The first part of the project is here: Walking down the path to the surreal numbers and we are following Jim Propp’s blog post…

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Reference: Carroll, Bradley W. & Ostlie, Dale A. (2007), An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics, 2nd Edition; Pearson Education – Chapter 7, Problem 7.16. The TwoStars program included in Carroll & Ostlie’s Appendix K also produces the positions of the two components of a binary star system as seen by an observer on Earth, that is, […]

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Week one of a new school year – check! If you’re back-to-school with students, I hope your year is off to a fantastic start. This will be year four of 1:1 iPads for my students and me, and I still … Continue reading →

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For the last few years, at about this time, I've posted a few maths questions by way of a warm up for the encroaching academic year. I see no reason not to continue this short-lived tradition so here are some more. These are all questions I wrote for this year's Charterhouse Foundation Scholarship Exam which is designed for students in Year 8. We wish to identify those who show most mathematical promise for their arrival at the beginning of Year 9 (or the fourth form as it's called here). Very […]

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Re: Gene V Glass • Why I Am No Longer a Measurement Specialist When I was learning research statistics, the standard cautionary tale on construct validity featured the foibles of Phrenology, the onetime pseudoscience that sought to psych out a … Continue reading →

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2015-08-31 00:08:59

MrHonner tweeted: @MrHonner

I teach mathematics, some integrated computer science, and will be a part-time instructional coach this upcoming year. #noycechat

2015-08-31 00:05:03

MrHonner tweeted: @MrHonner

RT @timchartier: Create a safe environment. Encourage risk. Talk less, listen more. #TeachingInTenWords

2015-08-30 23:48:38

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RT @jwilson828: Interesting grading process from "My Favorite No" T ... definitely establishing learning culture: Tests W/o Grades http://t…

2015-08-30 23:39:26

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RT @kristabradham: Hey #MTBoS! If your dept had $700 to spend, what would you get? What's new and/or exciting?

2015-08-30 23:38:54

MrHonner tweeted: @MrHonner

Pose good questions. Take time to think. Create things together.
#TeachingInTenWords

2015-08-30 23:27:53

JohnDCook tweeted: @JohnDCook

Governments want things standardized, not personalized.

2015-08-30 23:21:45

MrHonner tweeted: @MrHonner

@JohnDCook You can swap "education" for "medicine" here. (And often elsewhere, surprisingly).

2015-08-30 23:19:47

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