Bill Clinton Teaches Arithmetic, Plus Exciting News on abc

Last week was a very big week for mathematics. First of all, Bill Clinton made arithmetic the centerpiece of his speech at the DNC. While it may not be new to let arithmetic affect policy, it has been absent from politics for some time. John Stewart hailed its return saying I never thought I’d say this but I have missed …

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Always Formative Assessment

It’s easy to avoid thinking too hard about assessment. Just grade the papers and go home, right? But the most thoughtful path is to recognize that for the teacher and the student, assessing student work is a critical part of the process of education. Is it possible for the assessment process to be something the student learns from? Benefits from? …