Post Salon Contentment
Back from the math salon and feeling great. I’ve been able to make some minor adjustments since the last one: I added a challenge problem, a group game after [...]
Write it down! (When talent becomes a hurdle)
I met with an older student this evening, who’s story is classic. He excelled in math effortlessly; everything was obvious. This until he hit college level [...]
What do the best classrooms do, and who are they, anyway?
Here’s a news flash: go into the best classrooms in the world and you won’t see too many computers. “In most of the highest-performing systems, [...]
What do you want in a curriculum?
As you may have noticed, I just added an email subscription box and rss feed subscription button in the column to the right. You can now enjoy the blog from [...]
The power of student questions (and the admiration of strangers)
I had two unsolicited, impressed comments from strangers who heard my tutoring sessions yesterday. It’s very gratifying: they’re more for my students than [...]
“Is my child learning enough math?”
It’s a question that bothers many parents, especially homeschooling parents. After all, being responsible for a child’s math education is a heavy load to [...]