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Visualizing the Volume of a Prism Using a Rubik's Cube

YES!

This is the tangible stuff we want our students to have in mind when first learning about new math concepts.  Sure, we could teach volume as the area of the base multiplied by the height.   119 more words

About Susan Elizabeth D'Auria

Calm Urged As Comic Strip _The Better Half_ Ends

So remember that thing from last week where it looked like The Better Half might be ending? It’s not just a rumor planted by a newspaper looking to replace it with… 375 more words

Humor

White men and climate change: statistics and reliable correlations

(by Theo Dombrowski) When we hear the much quoted claim, “There’s lies, damned lies, and statistics,” many of us smile ruefully, suspecting that we have been duped by statistics at some points in our lives. 1,159 more words

IB Theory Of Knowledge

Response to the article Interactive writing in mathematics class: Getting started

I found the article Interactive writing in mathematics class: getting started by Ralph Mason and Janelle McFeetors to be a very interesting. The article pose several good questions when it come to using an interactive notebook in a math class. 478 more words

MoSAIC Slides for Workshop in Champaign

I did a MoSAIC workshop in Champaign, IL this weekend. I’m including most of the slides from the talk below, and feel free to email me if you’d like the Keynote file. 74 more words

Education

Fraction Foreshadowing can Fight Future Figures Fear

  I am trying to dedicate as much of this blog as possible to the discussion of mathematics in the Primary grades, and if I’m being honest, specifically kindergarten.   469 more words

Elementary