Monthly Archives: May 2014

Constructing Meaning: Simplifying Algebraic Fractions

I used to think that the best thing I had to offer as a teacher was really good, clear explanations. I prided myself on my board work. My student feedback forms always said I made everything really easy to understand, so … Continue reading

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Taco Cart!

One thing about being new to the Math Twitter Blog-o-Sphere, is that there’s this wealth of old posts that I’ve never read. And last week I fell down the rabbit hole in an extremely fortuitous way. It started with this … Continue reading

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A Positive Diversion with Desmos

We’ve just come back from a two-week vacation. I was getting really burned out before the break, so it was much needed. But some of my classes I only see once a week this term, so I was concerned about … Continue reading

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The Confidence Code: Girls in STEM

A few weeks ago I read a moving article in The Atlantic called “The Confidence Gap.” The subtitle describes the article more eloquently than I could, so here it is: “Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men—and that to succeed, … Continue reading

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