Recent Blog Posts

Sum and Difference of Cubes: How to use the Lab Gear to prove those formulas.

Wallpaper Symmetry Part 1: Analyzing some tilings from the point of view of symmetry. And Wallpaper Symmetry Part 2: Using an example to show how constrained wallpaper patterns are.

User-Controlled GeoGebra Animations: This is a step-by-step tutorial on how to create those.

Links to all the posts!

Updates to my Math Education Page

New Applets: I used GeoGebra to make three new applets — Virtual Tangrams, Virtual Grid Paper, and Symmetry with Pattern Blocks.

Lab Gear Drawings: I created Google Drawings that teachers and students can use to make Lab Gear graphics. Useful for remote learning and collaboration, for presentations, to include in other documents — and who knows what else.

Symmetry: I created a home page for this topic, including links to existing materials, to photos of student-created designs, and to a brand new 10-lesson unit for elementary school.

All Math Education Page Updates

What else is new

17 June 2020: I sent out my e-newsletter. Topics included: “There is no one way”, a GeoGebra animations tutorial, sum and difference of cubes, Lab Gear graphics, symmetry, and my wallpapers catalog. Also: an announcement of my online summer / fall workshopHands-On Geometry.

10 February 2020: I sent out my e-newsletter. Topics included guided inquiry, conic sections, a polyomino puzzle, a grid approach to fractions, graphing ax+by=c, and number pyramids. Also: an announcement of my summer workshop — Hands-On Geometry on both coasts. Alas, there was a wrong date for the latter, and a couple of broken links. It’s all fixed online!

4 February 2020: Infinity is a mind-bending topic that everyone finds interesting. I shared infinity paradoxes, puzzles, problems, and proofs from a high school course I developed at the Berkeley Math Teachers’ Circle.

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 on 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

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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.
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