http://theothermath.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2017-Episode04-Math-for-Girls.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS | MoreToday women earn 45% of the undergraduate degrees in mathematics (NSF, 2008a), but women make up only 17% of university faculty in mathematics (NSF, 2008b). What causes this decline? In this episode we talk […]

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 […]

Our future depends on mathematical thinking, but math trauma extends across our country – and the world – due to the ineffective ways the subject is often taught in classrooms, as a narrow set of procedures that students are expected to reproduce at high speed. from Pocket Here is where I got this article from.

http://theothermath.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Number-Talks-FINAL.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS | MoreIn this post, we will venture into the world of number talks. We aren’t necessarily focusing on just one article or resource today but we are pulling from several places. We are going to […]

Research shows that everyday teaching practices exclude already marginalised groups of students, but teachers can take steps to redress the balance Lecturer in educational studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London 03.00 EDT Last modified on Saturday 16 September 2017 03. from Pocket Here is where I got this article from.

Today I had the pleasure of co-teaching a class of 1st graders. Being only the second week of the school year, I was amazed at how deftly the teacher peppered her math lesson with mini-lessons on the various routines and protocols of the classroom. This old former-math-teacher-turned-elementary-coach learned tons about how to run a 1st […]

Fifteen years ago I thought I knew how to teach mathematics. At that point, I had been teaching mathematics at the secondary level for about thirteen years. I was a proud, card-carrying member of local and national mathematics organizations such as California Math Council (CMC), Bay Area Math Project (BAMP), and the National Council of […]

We are now well into the “new” maths curriculum, with its harder Sats papers and higher expectations. The game has changed, but maths teaching has remained largely the same. I believe that it’s time to reconsider how we teach maths. from Pocket Here is where I got this article from. https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-views/5-principles-better-primary-maths-teaching

I asked my class this question and the responses were brutally honest. The children explained that while they interacted with the English working wall, with its success ladders and word banks, the maths wall was “a bit rubbish”. Does this sound intriguing? Click the link to read the article on how to turn your classroom […]

I just read this short article from NCTM about gender differences in math. It is thought provoking. Please take a moment to read the article. Then find a fellow math teacher and spend a looooong coffee break discussing things that can be done in the classroom to make this better. Here is the article… http://www.nctm.org/Publications/Teaching-Children-Mathematics/Blog/Current-Research-on-Gender-Differences-in-Math/