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Two More Teaching Vignettes

For this month’s blog post, I offer two more vignettes from my classroom experience.  My intention, as in the last column, is to communicate what I think of as the essence of teaching, which is the emotional—not just intellectual—bond between … Continue reading

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A Skeptic’s Guide to Service Learning in Mathematics

By Priscilla Bremser, Contributing Editor Many college and university students do volunteer work in local communities, and can learn valuable lessons in the process. The term “service learning” refers more specifically to service activities that are integral parts of academic … Continue reading

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Mathematical education of teachers Part II: What are we doing about Textbook School Mathematics?

By Hung-Hsi Wu This two-part series is a summary of the longer paper, Textbook School Mathematics and the preparation of mathematics teachers. TSM (Textbook School Mathematics) has dominated school mathematics curriculum and assessment for the past four decades, yet, in … Continue reading

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Mathematical Education of Teachers, Part I: What is Textbook School Mathematics?

By Hung-Hsi Wu This two-part series is a partial summary of the longer paper, Textbook School Mathematics and the preparation of mathematics teachers. School mathematics education has been national news for at least two decades. The debate over the adoption … Continue reading

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