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The Dualists: Chapter 2

“IVYYYYYYYYYY!” As she started walking home from school, Ivy heard her name shouted at a volume that only one person she knew could achieve. When she turned around, she saw Coco charging at her, at speeds that she did not know Coco could achieve. 879 more words


Repeated Lessons

“Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward towards success.”
C.S. Lewis

I do not enjoy repetition at all.

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Challenging Count the Rectangles Problem

This can be used as an extension of 1st Grade, Lesson 2 or as a stand alone problem.

Assume that the figure below is a 3×3 grid of squares (It may not actually display this way on your screen).  90 more words


How to! 7) Count to 1,023 on your fingers

as promised, weekend post is here! Ok, so I learned this cool thing when I was on seminar in Hamburg. First I thought that someone is pointing middle finger at me for fun (you will see the reason soon) but it was actually counting method. 387 more words


Reading the Comics, September 24, 2016: Infinities Happen Edition

I admit it’s a weak theme. But two of the comics this week give me reason to talk about infinitely large things and how the fact of being infinitely large affects the probability of something happening. 702 more words


An Excerpt from, "The Big Book of Timmy - Middle School Math," coming later today!

26) The standard: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.G.B.6

Explain a proof of the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse.

The question:

Timmy is palling around in Denver with Chet and Chad. 229 more words

Common Core

Fall Colors

To finish of the week of our fall unit, we read the story Autumn’s First Leaf by Steve Metzger and discussed the problem and solution of the story.   62 more words