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How old was Alexander the Great?

I’ve been hunting through a lot of early modern French algebra textbooks lately, and one of the unanticipated pleasures had been reading the problems that the authors devise for their readers. 1,311 more words

17th Century

Is it the FLUORIDE? Today's humans are so dumbed down, they can't solve sixth grade word problems based on simple addition

Source: Natural News, by Daniel Barker

Judging from what one runs across on the internet, it’s easy to believe that something must be dumbing down the populace, as a recent Daily Mail piece humorously illustrated. 544 more words

Dumbing Us Down

Why do so many people hate math?

My students say it all the time. “This isn’t math class, why do we have to do math, especially word problems?” It’s frustrating. Math is all around us. 546 more words

Children Operating a Buttercup...

Buttercups are still very much props during our outside play times.  In this blog post you’re viewing the children operating a buttercup and “purple flower” stand.   37 more words

Update 4/25/2016: Algebra 1

Unit 8B is on Quadratic word problems.  The resources for this unit have been added to the Unit 8 page.  Scroll to the bottom of the page to find them.

Unit 8 – Quadratics


Personalizing Word Problems

Many researchers have looked deeply at the impact of personalization of word problems on student achievement. Bailey notes that students “don’t care how many apples Bob gave to Suzy. 85 more words

Mathematical Thinking

WedWoPro #14 - Last one !

Every Wednesday, I give a chance to my child to explore a word problem a way that makes sense to her. And every Wednesday, I share the word problem, and my experience with you, so you can do the same ! 233 more words