Whoa. I just read an article on the Hechinger Report that got me thinking. In the article, Deborah Loewenberg Ball shares a 1 minute 28 second long interaction between two African American female students, in which Ball identifies 20 micro-decisions the teacher present needed to make. Each decision had the power to increase or decrease the […]

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URL to this page: http://bit.ly/Duane314 Sometimes when I do a training, I’ll ask participants to Tweet a thought and/or image to #Duane314. This is where those tweets will go… Tweets about #Duane314

Math anxiety is a real thing, a new brain imaging study by Stanford researchers has confirmed. In a study in the journal Psychological Science, researchers found that there is increased activity in the brain region linked with fear in the brains of second and third graders with math anxiety. from Pocket Here is where I […]

If Levi Vaughan, a 5-year-old kindergartner in Braidwood, Ill., makes it through math class without a meltdown, it’s a good day. The transition to school has been tough in other ways for Levi, said Stefanie Vaughan, his mother, but math has been uniquely challenging. from Pocket Here is where I got this article from.

When do you know it’s time to try something different in your math lesson? For me, I knew the moment I read this word problem to my fifth-grade summer school students: “On average, the sun’s energy density reaching Earth’s upper atmosphere is 1,350 watts per square meter. from Pocket Here is where I got this […]

Just this morning I found myself down the rabbit hole that is Twitter when I stumbled across this Twitter post… Here’s tomorrow’s challenge! It’s a tough one #barvember #teacherchallenge https://t.co/l51qbc6sFq pic.twitter.com/F3nWijagfk — White Rose Maths (@WhiteRoseMaths) November 6, 2017 BARVEMBER? What the heck is that?!?!? What does that curious word have to do with llamas […]

Interested in learning more about GeoGebra and how it can be used in ANY math class? Consider coming to Merced on January 11, 2018. We are going to have a blast learning the three phases of GeoGebra: Borrow from others Break an applet to learn how it was made Build your own applet from scratch […]

While nothing can adequately replace the REAL thing, virtual manipulatives play an essential role in a student’s journey towards developing a profound understanding of mathematics. That’s a bold claim! Let’s go a little deeper… You’ve heard of CPA? Concrete – Pictorial – Abstract. Sometimes it is referred to as CRA. (Concrete – Representational – Abstract) […]

First Daughter Ivanka Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos toured the National Air and Space Museum with a group of middle school students Tuesday, encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics — even while President Donald Trump’s a from Pocket Here is where I got this article from.

I have been a math teacher for 28 years. For most of that time I have truly questioned the value of mathematics. I’ve even gone so far as to consider assigning math homework as causing more harm than good. Heresy…I know! I’ve heard it from lots of colleagues, administrators, and parents that I was a […]