Resources for those of us teaching students how to solve systems of equations with substitution or elimination. Continue reading Substitution and Elimination
Thank you to everyone who joined me at the Beyond Math Conference this summer. I hope you enjoyed my presentation on Getting the Most out of Math Tasks. As promised, here are some additional resources to accompany that presentation. Staircase Task During the video I did three tasks. First, I did a classic task called … Continue reading Beyond Math Conference 2021
Discussing terrible events can be challenging but it is important to do. I’ve compiled some resources I found helpful in learning how to better facilitate discussions with students after horrible events occur. Continue reading 180 Ideas: #19 Making Space to Discuss Events
It’s Pi Day (March 14th) so I figured I’d briefly talk about circles and pi. First, let’s talk define a circle. Okay, so a long time ago people wondered how to find the area of a circle, it’s tricky because square units don’t fit within nicely unless they are teeny tiny. People found that if … Continue reading Circles and Pi
A few weeks ago I teamed up with Casio Education and TODOS: Mathematics for All to do a webinar on choice. I think that providing students some choice in the classroom is so important. By providing students some choices over what and how they learn I have found increased engagement and empowerment. If you are … Continue reading Choice as a Foundation for Engagement and Empowerment
Four ideas for facilitating small groups remotely. Continue reading Facilitating Small Groups Online
Taking spin classes has got me thinking about my preferences for instruction and how this might relate to our students’ preferences. Continue reading What Spin Class has Taught me about Teaching
I’m fascinated by large numbers. They are a big part of our lives in so many ways, but they are so hard to visualize and understand. There aren’t many things we can touch or see a million of at once. I am also interested in wealth inequality and personal finance. I’ve brought all of these … Continue reading Lifetime Earnings of a Teacher
Students are brilliant, we just have to design a learning environment that allows them to evidence their brilliance! How might we allow students what and how they want to share their mathematics thinking online? In this short video I show some ideas using Google slides.
Continue reading Evidencing Students’ Brilliance – Online
What do people mean when they say math is black and white? Also, is math as clear cut as many like to believe. Find out my thoughts in this video. Continue reading Is Math Black and White?