Quick ideas for a lesson based on a recent Radiolab episode related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading Radiolab-Based Math Lesson
Here’s a math problem I thought of when I was driving today involving points and lines. Continue reading Points and Lines
In this final post of my miniseries on notes, I look deeper into what a new way of note-taking might entail. I include three guiding principles for my process and the reasons for each of these principles. Continue reading Rethinking Note-Taking
Considering the purpose and process of note taking. Ideas for critical reflections on whether they purpose and process align (or not). Continue reading Aligning the Purpose and Process of Notes
Pondering why we take notes in math class. We need to consider why we ask students to take notes (or not) before we can think of effective ways to create records of what we learn. Continue reading The Purpose of Notes
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
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