The award-winning lesson plan – the Billiard Ball Problem
Essay Submission for Rosenthal Prize, 2022 The Billiard Ball Problem When I first began teaching I felt an urgency to involve my students in mathematical [...]
There’s a new lesson plan just added to our Free Lesson Library: Forty Faces. This has become a favorite of mine for many reasons, and like 1-2 Nim and [...]
Integrity over Fidelity
In the recent, excellent article for EdReports, 3 Common Misconceptions About High Quality Instructional Materials, author Janna Chan makes a distinction [...]
4 Reasons Play and Math Go Together
There’s a huge, untapped possibility to improve math teaching and learning that is more playful and more rigorous than how most of us learned the subject back in the day.
Here’s how I know, and how to make it happen.
Thoughts on story problems
Story problems! They are the great bugaboo of math class, the problems everyone remembers hating, On the other hand, when educators think of “real-world” [...]
Summer Staircase Retrospective Part 1
We recently wrapped up our most ambitious project ever, and as data on it starts to roll in, I thought I’d take a moment to share. Summer Staircase [...]