Evan Wignall – https://etwignall98.weebly.com/
Will Kline – https://kline55.wordpress.com/
Good opinion-editorial piece. I think it does deemphasize conceptual understanding problem-solving and may over-emphasize practice, but overall this is a good article.
I like the analogy of doing math in playing a musical instrument.
Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics: Initiating Critical Conversations
Book released by NCTM in April 2018.
See the page on this site.
Here are the websites by students in Math 304 in the spring 2018 semester.
Mia Calderone: https://macalderone.wordpress.com/
Jerry Morales: https://soccer4life8295.wixsite.com/jerrym
Jordan Hughes: jhughes44.wordpress.com/
Logan Brown: https://mrbrownhomepage.wordpress.com/
Note for teacher education students at W.I.U.
The TEP Handbook has been updated. There are numerous links still existing to the old handbook.
You might use the link to the TEP Handbook at http://www.wiu.edu/coehs/cpep/
As of 2-28-18 the TEP Handbook was updated January 2018.
In particular, when writing the reflective paper, we now have four (4) dispositions.
While listening to Annie Forest’s vlog at
my life kinda flashed before my eyes!
As further background, Mrs. Forest is highlighting an excellent article, titled, “Never Say Anything a Kid Can Say!” Author: Reinhart, Steven C.; Source: Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, v5 n8 p478-83 Apr 2000. The article is excellent!
The things I learned from my teachers and other teachers that I’ve been using (as a teacher) that I often don’t think about. I’ll make a short list here. This probably needs to be further developed at some point.
T: OK now we have 2.8x = 18.2
T: Do we have a mental math strategy for that? (3 second wait) I don’t think so. Please put that into a calculator. (3 second wait) Who has the answer? (BTW, as the S’s are punching keys, I’m doing a mental estimate 😉
Then T looks around the room. If at least two other students (with calculators out) give a head-nod, T moves on. If there are no head nods, T asks, “Does 6.5 agree with the other calculators in the room?”
I use this strategy for the following reasons:
Here is a spreadsheet (shared Google Sheet) with some
We use this webpage for announcements and links to teaching resources.
I look forward to working with you in this course.
You might also check out my Teaching Resources webpage. This is long-running page of resources (and is useful, I hope), but is not considered a ‘main’ page for Math 304.