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My First Shot at Teaching Math

I have been substitute teaching since October 1st.  Most often, I have been in high school classrooms where the subjects vary widely and I am rarely expected to teach the students.  720 more words

Teaching Math

Word Problem Worries

Word Problems

The mere mention of the topic of word problems in many math classes is often met with looks of despise and heavy sighs. Why is this? 706 more words

Word Problems

Reading The Comics, November 14, 2014: Rectangular States Edition

I have no idea why Comic Strip Master Command decided this week should see everybody do some mathematics-themed comic strips, but, so they did, and here’s my collection of the, I estimate, six hundred comic strips that touched on something recently. 1,364 more words


The 5 Types of Math Problems

You use math everyday. Whether you are calculating the tip for your bill, deciding how many square feet of carpet your living room will need, or, of course, subtracting the number of pineapples you have when you give a few to your friend (a totally relevant conundrum for anyone.) 782 more words

About An Inscribed Circle

I’m not precisely sure how to embed this, so, let me just point over to the Five Triangles blog (on blogspot) where there’s a neat little puzzle. 169 more words


Weekly Math Review - Week of October 27

Happy Halloween Friday!  This week, as well as next week, has been a short math week.  Yesterday afternoon all students participated in the first monthly STEM challenge, where all third graders work in a group of 4 as combined classes to use science, technology, engineering and mathematics to solve a problem.   466 more words

Word Problem Theater

Today was so cool.

Students went through the artistic process of developing a small theater piece from inspiration to performance all about a word problem! 292 more words