Old News

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!

6 March 2019: I fixed a broken link to Puzzles for the Classroom in the post Puzzle Creation.

20 February 2019: I restored a missing equation from Pruning the Curriculum, a 2015 blog post where I suggested teaching fewer topics in more ways. I also fixed a link to the related Mapping Out a Course.

5 February 2019, 5pm: Geoboard Puzzles and Problems. I led the East Bay Math Teachers’ Circle at Berkeley High. The geoboard is a great learning environment, but in this session we used it as an arena for puzzles and problems, some of them unsolved, involving diagonals, triangles, non-triangles, and zigzags! You can download the handout.

25 January 2019: I sent my e-newsletter out. The main topics were learning tools, and the announcement of my summer workshops. Subscribe!

14 January 2019: I restored five posts about the geoboard: Geoboard Triangles, No Three on a Line, Heilbronn’s Triangle, Ariadne’s String, and Geoboard Problems for Teachers.

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.

9 January 2019: I restored the graphics in two posts: “A New Algebra” where I bragged about Robert Davis’s praise for my approach; and Geoboards and Dot Paper, where I introduced subsequent posts on using these tools as a microworld for problem solving, and bragged about having invented the “tilted squares” intro to the Pythagorean theorem decades ago.

8 January 2019: I restored the post Themed Courses?, where I discuss the question of whether courses with a theme are preferable to “hodgepodge” courses, whose topics range widely.

8 January 2019: I restored the graphics in two posts: Inscribing Geoboard Squares in Polyominoes, a fun puzzle; and my 2014 Asilomar Report, which included interesting material about warmups.

28 December 2018: I restored the post Tiling, aka Tessellation, where I summarized some sessions at Twitter Math Camp, and linked to the various tiling items on my Web site.

28 December 2018: I restored the illustration in the “Enrichment” post.

24 December 2018: I restored the posts Geometric Construction, Continued and Programming and Math Education.

24 December 2018: I restored the diagram in the Curriculum Model post. The figure was the subject of the post! Also: I restored the graphics in the Make These Designs post.

22 December 2018: I restored the Math for Equity post, where I reviewed an excellent book about “Railside” school, where teachers developed tremendously effective approaches to teaching untracked classes in a “wrong side of the tracks” school. Their work was studied by math education researchers at both Stanford and Berkeley.

22 December 2018: I restored the “themes, tools, concepts” map in the Proportional Relationships post. That diagram was the main point of the post, so I feel bad that a few dozen visitors to the page didn’t get to see it.

22 December 2018: I restored the Time and Tide post, where I link to and discuss my three (!) presentations at Asilomar (2016), and propose some strategies to slow things down in classroom discussion.

21 December 2018: I restored the graphics in the Algebra Manipulatives post, where I compare the Lab Gear with other models, and reply to a correspondent. Also the illustration in Straightedge and Compass.

17 December 2018: I restored the Geoboard Problems for Teachers post. Surprisingly to me, this was one of my most visited post ever.

15 December 2018: I restored my Polyarcs post, which had not survived the move to WordPress. Interesting discussion in the comments!

14 December 2018: I found the graphics from my Stumped by Euclidea blog post on the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine! It was a bit of work to put them back into the post, but not as much work as recreating them! I’ll continue to work my way back through the posts to restore content lost in the move from Blogger.

1 December 2018: I attended the California Math Council Northern Section meeting in Asilomar. My presentation was about Reaching the Full Range of students in a heterogeneous class (i.e. any class). I put lots of links about this on my Talks page.

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!