Monthly Archives: June 2013

Testing: How, and What For?

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium recently released practice tests, and I just took the one for 11th grade math.  I often tell my students that I try to design exams that make them think; most of the items on the … Continue reading

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After this I move on.

Keith Devlin has posted his own response to the Crary/Wilson piece.  I recommend it:  Faulty logic in the new Math Wars skirmish. Now I’m ready to get back to the teaching and learning that happens in actual classrooms.

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Déjà Vu

This blog is really not meant to be a running commentary on math education items from the New York Times, but I can’t let the latest go by without a response.  In “The Faulty Logic of the ‘Math Wars,’” Alice … Continue reading

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Practice Standard #3: Construct Viable Arguments and …

The June 9 New York Times has an op-ed piece called “Who’s Minding the Schools?” by political scientists Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus.  It is put forth as a critique of the Common Core Standards, but in my view it … Continue reading

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Summer Reading — Math Novels

Linda Gojak, the President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, has put out her summer math reading list. I love that she included A Wrinkle in Time and The Phantom Tollbooth, both well-written novels that include mathematical ideas … Continue reading

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