Conjectures are more Powerful than Facts in the Classroom
There’s a place for facts in math class. They end experiences. Think of a fact as a snapshot you take from the top of the mountain you just climbed. It [...]
Our Remote Curriculum
We recently took on a massive overhaul of our summer/intervention curriculum. Seattle Public Schools wanted to use it for some number of students; this being [...]
A matter of justice
There should be no doubt that racist ideas are bankrupt, and racist policy is unjust, that injustice toward any of us hurts all of us.
Understanding one-digit multiplication video
This video follows up on the previous blog post, on understanding multiplication. Put in the time now and get this foundational understanding laid right.
Understanding Multiplication Part 1
What does “solve 3 x 8” mean? There are actually two crucial pieces of information to parse for this to mean anything. “x” means “groups of” First [...]
Understanding subtraction part 2: multi-digit subtraction
I posted a little while ago about the importance of representations in subtraction. Today, I’m sharing a followup video on how to extend that [...]