I'm fortunate enough to have attended a progressive school where playing and problem solving with math was more important than being fast and accurate. This philosophy helped me through all aspects of … [Read more...]

## Mathematical Mindsets: A Collaborative Book Study 3

I teach primarily math to 2-5th graders. A 2nd grade teacher visited my classroom while I was having a "pattern party." She said to me "We don't get to teach patterns anymore because of Common Core." … [Read more...]

## Mathematical Mindsets: A Collaborative Book Study 2

This second chapter is eye-opening, especially for our current culture of rewards and prizes for flawless though usually easy effort. Our culture believes that mistakes are bad and reflect the … [Read more...]

## Mathematical Mindsets: a Collaborative Book Study 1

As a teacher I really wanted and needed to read this book, but like most teachers I lacked quality time during the school year to really give this book the focus it requires. So I, along with other … [Read more...]

## Chapter 1: Why Math Education Needs to Improve

Balancing the Equation By Matthew R. Larson & Timothy D. Kanold Chapter 1: Why Mathematics Education Needs to Improve “We are systematically underestimating what our kids can do in math.” - … [Read more...]

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