In case you missed it, the American Mathematical Society has a new blog, On Teaching and Learning Mathematics. Full disclosure: I’m one of the editors, but Ben Braun deserves the credit for getting it up and running. My first post there will appear July 10. UPDATE: my first post is here.
Here are a few things I’ve come across recently:
“Teaching Kids ‘Grit’ is All the Rage. Here’s What’s Wrong With It.” by Jeffrey Aaron Snyder in The New Republic.
“Why the Common Core Math Standards Should Make you Mad,” a YouTube video.
Yet another great post from Keith Devlin: “The Power of Dots.” This is in response to the front-page New York Times article about the Common Core math standards. (Update: my own letter to the Times is here.)
“Correlation does not imply equality” by Cathy O’Neil, about the silliness of using “Value-Added Measures” (VAM) to evaluate teachers. Oh, and here’s the American Statistical Association statement on this subject.
Anything to add?