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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

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

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

(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

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

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

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

To circle back around that inscribed circle problem, about what the radius of the circle that *just* fits inside a right triangle with sides of length 5, 12, and 13: I’d had an approach for solving it different from… 885 more words