Integrating the High School Math Curriculum: How I rearranged the program at my school, moving various units up or down the grades, to get away from the problematic Algebra 1 / Geometry / Algebra 2 sequence.
The California Math Framework Revision: The new Framework, due in 2022, aims to improve math education for all students by way of curricular and structural changes. What about pedagogy? I share my reactions to the Department of Education’s FAQs.
Commitments: As teachers, is our commitment to mathematics? to our students’ learning? or to enforcing student compliance?
Updates to my Math Education Page
I added a page on Big-Picture Planning: thoughts on how to map out a program, a course, a unit.
I added yet more evidence that all parabolas are similar on my Geometry of the Parabola page. This time a GeoGebra figure showing that given two parabolas with parallel axes of symmetry, one is a dilation of the other.
I added four GeoGebra applets: games to help students’ understanding of signed number arithmetic. (Note that the Snap! version of the games is currently unavailable.)
What else is new
16 September 2021: I sent out my e-newsletter, which included links to recent blog posts and numerous new and improved pages on my website.
2-6 August 2021: With Rachel Chou, I presented a hybrid workshop — No Limits! for teachers of Algebra 2, Trigonometry, and Precalculus. Hosted by Menlo School.
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.
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(I am also involved in word puzzles, especially cryptic crosswords.
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