To Write Is Right: A Follow-Up

In the beginning of this school year, I wrote a post called: In Math Class: To Write is Right.  It discusses some thoughts on how we use writing to express ourselves, and how we use the written word in today’s world.  I also promised to follow-up with some strategies that I have tried, and want to […]

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In Math Class: To Write is Right

“A picture says a thousand words” is a well-known statement and for the most part, true. Pictures can be interpreted in many ways.  Emojis, bitmojis, gifs, memes, snaps – they are all digital, pictorial expressions.  They are pictures that represent, or “say,” words. So, if our world is saturated with pictures, then where are all […]

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Book Review: A Slice of Pi

If you love math, you’ll love A Slice of Pi – All The Math You Forgot To Remember From School  by Liz Strachan.  It’s a great little reference book full of short vignettes and explanations on different historical references, famous theorems and proofs, and interesting explanations.  Strachan discusses topics that include: Fibonacci, Euclid, Binary Numbers, the […]

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You Down With WODB? Yeah You Know Me!

“Which One Doesn’t Belong?”  Sounds like a simple proposal, right?  When presented with a group of four similar “things,” is it truly easy to answer that question? Thanks to the following people, my classes were able to face this challenge: All of my amazing PLN at #MTBoS, Christopher Danielson (@Trianglemancsd), Mary Bourassa (@MaryBourassa), Alex Overwijk (@AlexOverwijk), […]

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A High School Teacher Experiences A Kindergarten Math Class

This morning, I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Sandy Cohen Family Math Day, co-sponsored by the Nassau County Mathematics Teachers’ Association (NCMTA), of which I am a member, and the Nassau County Association of Mathematics Supervisors (NCAMS).  This year, the annual event featured about 80 presenters and about 300 participants engaging in mathematics […]

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Pi Day of the Century

Happy Pi Day!  Of course, this year’s Pi Day is the “Pi Day of the Century” because in a year that ends in ’15, the date reads: 3/14/15, the first five digits of pi.  I’m sure you’ve had some fun at 9:26:53 when the date and time read a total of 10 digits, instead of […]

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Desmos for Discovery

I’d like to begin my blogging adventure by writing about Desmos.  Desmos is a wonderfully dynamic website where one can explore graphs of various functions.  It makes “compare and contrast” activities engaging because students have the ability to manipulate different functions in real time, and understand how they relate to one another. Recently, I had students […]

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