Am I a mathematician?
There’s discussion these days on who gets called a mathematician. Part of the goal is to offer a corrective to an existing bias: the cultural image of [...]
3 Steps to Change Math Class
Over the years, we’ve thought a lot about the steps one needs to take to go from beginner to expert at teaching math. It wasn’t enough to [...]
A meditation on commutativity of multiplication
We’re in the final stretch of the Kickstarter campaign now! The last ten days will determine just how successful the campaign is. Keep spreading the [...]
A Meditation on the Distributive Property
Meditation on the Distributive Property In other news, I’ve been thinking about the distributive property. It’s usually summarized algebraically [...]
What we mean when we say “Anyone can do math”
We need to unpack the phrase, and attendant phrases, that are so popular today, and that are in some ways so radical and unintuitive that we both believe and [...]
How Do You Make Math Fun?
I was recently asked to be on a panel discussion online, along with a few others with an interest in recreational mathematics. The topic was how do you make [...]