Algebra is one of those issues. Students have a stigma about it. They believe the hype presented by their peers. The buildup is that algebra is hard. 525 more words

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#### Reading the Comics, June 10, 2017: Some Vintage Comics Edition

It’s too many comics to call this a famine edition, after last week’s feast. But there’s not a lot of theme to last week’s mathematically-themed comic strips. 559 more words

#### Why Math Is More Than Numbers

What math student doesn’t struggle with or outright hate word problems in pre-algebra, algebra, or geometry? The ones that don’t know how to apply math to real-life applications, that’s who. 190 more words

#### New Book: Word Problems from Literature

The posts on my Let’s Play Math blog are, for the most part, first-draft material. Of course, I’ve proofread each post — many times! because I’m a perfectionist that way, and yet I still miss typos :-/ — but these articles haven’t gotten the sort of feedback that polishes a book manuscript. 453 more words

#### Exploring fractions with "The doorbell rang" by Pat Hutchins

You may know the author Pat Hutchins and her books for young children, such as Rosie’s walk, Changes changes, Clocks and more Clocks, etc. I bought a few when my children Rosie and Tom were younger, and “The doorbell rang” was one of them. 377 more words

#### Geometry Center Activities

### Geometry is one of my favorite units to teach! Maybe it is because I like to quilt so the patterns and shapes are fun for me! 293 more words

#### Missouri high school English assignment on 'Prudence had sex with 21 men & 3 women'

Those of us who don’t have kids in school really have no idea what’s going on in America’s public schools.

A recent assignment for an English class in Scotland County High School, Memphis, Missouri, gives us a glimpse into what passes as education in our schools. 1,347 more words