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Portrayals of Genius
Portrayals of Genius
In a short fictional story titled “The Bookmarking Habits of Select Species”, Ken Liu outlines alien species and how they mat think…
Rajesh RS
Oct 27
Mathematics needn’t be fancy
Mathematics needn’t be fancy
I have been thinking about a theory of the genesis of student errors in mathematical thinking. I want to call it something like “The…
Dr. Chris Brownell
Oct 31
What is it like to be a mathematics teacher?
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What is it like to be a mathematics teacher?
I get asked frequently why I chose to become a math teacher. One day I asked my Algebra class why so many people were curious about my…
Waldo Otis
Nov 2
A Modest Research Proposal for Math Ed
A Modest Research Proposal for Math Ed
Many thousands, or perhaps millions, of words have been written, in favour of either a “back to basics” approach to mathematics education…
Matthew Oldridge
Oct 10
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Why is it OK to say you can’t do maths?
Why is it OK to say you can’t do maths?
Why is it not OK to say ‘I can’t read’, but OK to say you can’t do maths?
Margaret Paton
Oct 14
M0. I’m just getting started: A Mathematical Love Story
M0. I’m just getting started: A Mathematical Love Story
I was asked to share my story and to write about it consistently; this is the first post.
josh bowles
Oct 7
The Road To Learning Mathematics Goes Through Struggle, Not Efficiency
The Road To Learning Mathematics Goes Through Struggle, Not Efficiency
This past weekend, I found myself dragged down into the bleak hole of “Math Wars” debate on Twitter. None of the people who were bemoaning…
Sunil Singh
Oct 1
Do Math Socially: The Mathathon
Do Math Socially: The Mathathon
Math is a fundamentally social activity with a very strong component of solitary thought. Just writing down a Hindu-Arabic numeral is a dip…
Robert L. Read
Sep 26
Is algebra necessary? A reply to Andrew Hacker
Is algebra necessary? A reply to Andrew Hacker
Is Algebra Necessary?
Peter Flom
Sep 7
The Greatest K to 12 Math Problem Ever
The Greatest K to 12 Math Problem Ever
At the end of the day for math education, it comes down to the simplest idea — what kind of math problems are we giving students…and why…
Sunil Singh
Sep 5
The Burn It Down and Start Again Mathematics Curriculum
The Burn It Down and Start Again Mathematics Curriculum
If you can even imagine burning all our curriculum documents, and starting to write them again, you might be considered a “progressive”, to…
Matthew Oldridge
Aug 30
When Will I Use This?
When Will I Use This?
What I use the most from my undergraduate math education and optimism for the curriculum shift in British Columbia
Michael Tang
Aug 28
Ahhh, the start of the school year.
Ahhh, the start of the school year.
1. Allow the retaking of assessments. Of course, we want our students to understand the concept the first time. However, isn’t it better…
Matthew Beyranevand
Aug 26
Elementary math, beautiful math: Introduction and a property of Fibonacci numbers
Elementary math, beautiful math: Introduction and a property of Fibonacci numbers
Introduction to the series
Peter Flom
Aug 20
The Mathematics of Product
The Mathematics of Product
“When you reach the end of what you should know, you will be at the beginning of what you should sense”
Faiyam Rahman
Aug 10
How to Find Love, According to Mathematics
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How to Find Love, According to Mathematics
Or failing that, at least a long and stable relationship
Temitope Ajileye
Jul 28
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