Monthly Archives: August 2011

Quick Fix?

By now you may well have read an op-ed piece called “How to Fix Our Math Education” in the August 25 edition of the New York Times.  The authors, Sol Garfunkel and David Mumford, argue for replacing the current typical … Continue reading

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Shifting the Focus from Teaching to Learning

In “Skipping Lecture” (below), I referred to a column by David Bressoud called “The Worst Way to Teach.”  He posted his follow-up column, “The Best Way to Learn,” recently.  While it may not be as concrete about how to “shut … Continue reading

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Conversations with Teachers

It’s been ten days since I finished this summer’s stint working with teachers at VMI (Vermont Mathematics Initiative), enough time to reflect a bit on the experience.  For one week I led the Number Theory team, and the next week … Continue reading

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