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5×3=5+5+5

The teacher is wrong to take off points, but this is a flawed critique of Common Core. Continue reading

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ExploringTheMathTwitterBlogosphere

There is an online initiative for math educators to connect more closely online and share ideas and successes and failures: ExploringTheMathTwitterBlogosphere. I am no longer in the classroom as a math teacher, but I’ll participate anyway! I currently work for … Continue reading

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Just mimic the example in the book! That’s learning…right?

This is a picture of a page of the alegbra 1 textbook my school uses. The students are learning about linear equations. The book provides lots of worked out sample problems. What is frustrating about this book is that it … Continue reading

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Effects of repeating content in future courses

I continue to be impressed with Coursera, a provider of free online courses from an ever expanding number of big-name universities. I am lightly participating in several courses (and I am signed up for dozens more over the next several … Continue reading

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