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
The first of 4 parts of a keynote talk I gave for the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics. This one talks about learning styles and confronting myths. Continue reading MCTM Keynote Part 1
The importance of giving yourself (and your students) space and time to do important work. Continue reading 180 Ideas: #18 The Zero Day
Quick ideas for a lesson based on a recent Radiolab episode related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading Radiolab-Based Math Lesson
Here are some ideas to get to know more about the community in which we teach. This might be particularly useful for student teachers who are about to start their internships. Continue reading 180 Ideas: #17 Know the Community
A short post to remind you to reflect before you leave for break. Continue reading 180 Ideas: #16 Reflect
Getting to know the folks in your building is important and the start of the school year is a great time to do it. Continue reading 180 Ideas: #14 Know the Staff
Here are some of my thoughts on the annual summer reflection and readjustment process.
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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