Many of set goals for our students but shouldn’t we encourage students to set their own goals for their math learning as well? Here are some ways to support students in the process of setting and revisiting goals in the math classroom. Continue reading 180 Ideas: #13 Students’ Goals
It may seem obvious, but we really should do the problems we assign before we assign them to students. Continue reading 180 Ideas: #12 Do the Problems
Introducing a new mini-series on notes and the mathematics classroom. In this series I’ll do a deep dive into answering, but why though?!? in reference to note taking. Continue reading Notes: But Why Though?!?
Where have all the mathematical representations gone? In this post, I write about some questions and thoughts regarding student and teacher records of practice. Continue reading 180 Ideas: #11 Leave Something Behind
It’s midterm season here at Mizzou (and nationally in terms of politics). Reaching the midpoint of the semester is a natural time to ask, how am I doing? Whether things are going well or not so well, you should really reach out to students to get some feedback while there is still time to turn … Continue reading 180 Ideas: #10 Midterm Feedback
I know this is a math ed blog, but we need to talk about writing. Humans communicate through language. Language involves receptive processes (listening and reading) and productive processes (speaking and writing). We math teachers tend to focus on speaking to communicate thinking over writing. I’m not talking about communicating answers, I’m talking about communicating … Continue reading 180 Ideas #9: Writing Expectations
We shouldn’t just measure content knowledge, we also need to know about our students affection for (or lack thereof) mathematics. Continue reading 180 Ideas #8: Measuring Affection