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“Thinking Mathematically”: A Tour
Mark Chubb writes the “Thinking Mathematically” education blog. He has taught grades 58 and serves as an instructional coach for the DSB of Niagara in Ontario, Canada. He’s also an Additional Qualifications instructor. Here are a few highlights from the … Continue reading
Math on the Dynamic Ecology Blog
Dynamic Ecology is a group blog by Jeremy Fox, an ecologist and evolutionary biologist at the University of Calgary, Brian McGill, a macroecologist at the University of Maine. and Meghan Duffy, an aquatic and disease ecologist at the University of … Continue reading
A tour of Dan Meyer’s blog
While I was recently cruising through the mathematical blogosphere, I landed on a post I enjoyed on Dan Meyer’s dy/dan blog. The post, titled “Stats Teachers: 2019 Is Your Year,” discusses proposed tax rates and using classroom examples to help students become “smarter … Continue reading
Posted in Math Education, people in math
Tagged Dan Meyer, engagement, fake world math, incorrect answers, math mistakes, teaching
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On vision and mathematics
Today, I’m reflecting on vision and mathematics. That’s largely because as I write this, I’m also simultaneously evaluating whether a new computer I received as an early Christmas present is going to be a good fit for me or if … Continue reading
Blogging in Math Class: A Q&A with Casey Douglas
Last year, I had my math history students write a blog. The course counts as a writing credit, so blog posts seemed like good short writing assignments. But what about blogging in a math class that’s just a math class? … Continue reading
Blogs for an IBL Novice
This semester, I’m teaching complex analysis using an inquirybased learning approach. I kind of jumped into the deep end: it’s my first time to teach the subject and my first time to use this teaching method. Although I’m new to … Continue reading
Promoting Diversity and Respect in the Classroom
For a lot of us, the new school year is just around the corner. We’re getting ready for new classes and a new group of students. We have plenty of learning goals for our students and subjectspecific material to think … Continue reading
Posted in Math Education
Tagged Adriana Salerno, Darryl Yong, David Kung, implicit bias, racism, sexism, teaching
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Topology Teaching Blogs
I’m teaching topology for the first time this semester, so I’ve been poking around the blogosphere for ideas of different ways to explain some of the ideas in this class to my students. Luckily, right before I started the semester, I ran … Continue reading
Posted in Math Education
Tagged counterexamples in topology, math, mathematics, teaching, teaching topology, topology
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Blogging in Math (History) Class
I am teaching a math history class this semester, and in addition to trying to teach my students math and history, the course satisfies an upperlevel writing credit. It’s a lot to try to cram into one threehour course! With … Continue reading
The Funny Pages
Ah, summer! Sleeping in, reading fiction, traveling, and, of course, preparing for fall classes. I’ll be teaching a math history class, which will be fun but is entirely new to me. As I cling to the last few weeks of … Continue reading