Every Minute Counts: In which I review a book from 1982 which influenced me as a young teacher, and which still has some worthwhile ideas.
In Defense of Geometry: Part II: More on the shrinkage of geometry, and what I would like to see instead.
In Defense of Geometry: Part 1: I would like to see more geometry in the math curriculum. In this post, I talk about how to make room for that.
Updates to my Math Education Page
For a Tool-Rich Pedagogy: This page consists of an argument for the use of manipulative, technological, and paper-pencil tools in math education, followed by a long (but probably incomplete) list of links to related pages on my site. I added a link to my popular page about pattern block dodecagons.
Pythagorean Theorem home page: I added an image.
Summer Workshops: I set up that page to announce my 2019 summer workshop: Visual Algebra (grades 6-9), in two locations: June in Silicon Valley, August near Boston.
What else is new
15 March 2019: I sent my e-newsletter out. The main topics were story tables, an argument against the shrinking of geometry, a book review, geoboards + related topics, and the announcement of my summer workshops. Subscribe!
9 January 2019: I will offer a grades 6-9 version of my workshop on Visual Algebra twice this summer: June 25-27 at Synapse School in Silicon Valley, and again August 7-9 at Atrium School near Boston. More information.
27 November 2018: I moved my blog into WordPress (here.) I thought the move had happened smoothly, but some graphics, and some entire posts, failed to materialize. Also, many links are broken. If you come across these problems, please notify me, indicating which post had the issue. Thanks!
I have retired from the classroom after 42 years as a math teacher in K-12 — from counting to calculus. I now work with teachers and schools:
Math Education Consulting
On this page: announcements about new material, updates, etc. on the site; new publications; my appearances at conferences; and my other activities in math education.
Note: All material on this site is copyrighted. You may reproduce it for any non-commercial purpose, as long as you credit me and link to the blog. More info.
(I am also involved in word puzzles, especially cryptic crosswords.
More on this.)