Elizabeth Endicott

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How I Teach Calculus: A Comedy – Man v. Food – ThinkThankThunk

I have to get this down before I forget.<p>A discussion of what it means to be exponential (which colloquially is beyond misunderstood and bordering on …

Using Geogebra in Calculus

Last week Thursday I gave a colloquium talk at a local college on some of my favorite results in the area of mathematics known as “the geometry of …

20 random iPad Maths Apps that help cover all areas of curriculum | Mr G Online

Around this time last year, I wrote a post about the lack of engaging Maths apps on the iPad that went beyond “skill and drill” number activities. …

Calculus: Finishing up Our First Unit (Meaning of Derivative)

All three of my classes seem to be going great this semester. Students seem to be working hard, and diving in enthusiastically. I'm very happy.<p>Last …

I Love Calculus

Try This! Calculus Teaching Tips

<i>This is an edited version of a lecture delivered at the AP Calculus Reading Professional Night in June 2001.</i><p>Introduction<p>Teaching consists of much …

13 Concrete Examples Of Better Feedback For Learning

<b>By Grant Wiggins</b><p>Below, find thirteen examples of how teachers have made feedback (as opposed to advice and evaluation) more central to their work …

How I get all my students to be good at math

As a mathematics educator for the last seven years, I can attest that most folks believe they either are or are not “math people.” And that idea of innate math ability is very harmful to both those who believe they possess it and to those who believe they don’t. Furthermore, our new era of …

Pedagogy

The Stereotypes That Distort How Americans Teach and Learn Math

Speed doesn't matter, and there's no such thing as a "math person." How the Common Core's approach to the discipline could correct these misperceptions.<p>Mathematics education in the United States is broken. Open any newspaper and stories of math failure shout from the pages: low international …

Khan Academy Is Not The Progressive Model You Are Looking For – The Curious Creative

<b>There has been a great deal written about Khan Academy just recently and the concept of personalised instruction and how this is somehow</b> …

5-Year-Olds Can Learn Calculus

Why playing with algebraic and calculus concepts—rather than doing arithmetic drills—may be a better way to introduce children to math<p>The familiar, hierarchical sequence of math instruction starts with counting, followed by addition and subtraction, then multiplication and division. The …

The Math Textbook I Would Buy

I have reams of notes at this point, compiled over a month, scattered across two legal pads, all of them attacking the same issue from a dozen …

Why is it so hard to change math education? – The Reflective Educator

Imagine you are asked to learn about something, and the only way someone can help you understand it is with words, because there are too few examples …

Education

Why I’m not THAT worried about the future of math education…

A New York Times article by Elizabeth Green has made its social media rounds lately. “Why Do Americans Stink At Math?” has been tweeted/shared a …