Recent Blog Posts

Technology in Math Education: Some probably controversial thoughts about going all in on tech in the math classroom.

We Need to Review! I share some thoughts on how to make review most effective.

A guest post by Liz Caffrey: Lab Gear, the Great Connector. She spells out how she uses these manipulatives in 7th and 8th grade pre-algebra and algebra. And a guest post by Meghan Lee: Polyarcs in the Classroom, on how she uses these manipulatives in her high school geometry class.

Links to all the posts!

Updates to my Math Education Page

I added 11 videos about the Lab Gear for teachers, a free at-home professional development program. I reorganized the Lab Gear page.

I added Leonardo’s Areas and made a PDF of my Polyarcs activity. Both worksheets involve perimeter and area of circles.

I added a video presentation of A New Path to the Quadratic Formula. This is an approach that does not involve parabolas or completing the square. (It is based on Constant Sums, Constant Products.)

All Math Education Page Updates

What else is new

27 April 2022: I sent out my e-newsletter, with links to recent blog posts and new material on my website.

26 April 2022: I scripted an animation for TED-Ed, A Vampire Riddle. I embedded the video in my new Slumber Theory page.

29 March 2022: I scripted an animation for TED-Ed, A Riddle of Ice and Fire. I embedded the video in my Map Coloring page.

Other News

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!

Henri Picciotto

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

I share instructional materials on my Math Education Page, and my views about math education on this blog

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.

–Henri

My Résumé


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I do not publish guest posts by people I don’t know, so don’t bother asking.

(I am also involved in word puzzles, especially cryptic crosswords.
More on this.)