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Talking Math with Your Kids

Which One Doesn’t Belong?<p>Tiling turtles and other math-y playthings<p>Math On-A-Stick links<p>If you’ve gotten here by way of Math On-A-Stick, then welcome!<p>…

Kids

The Myth of 'I'm Bad at Math'

Basic ability in the subject isn't the product of good genes, but hard work.<p>“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, …

Math Improv: Fruit by the Foot

How Students Should be Taught Math

How to Fold a Hexa-tetraflexagon

1. Take out our flexagon. <br>2. First, use scissors to cut around the outside of the 8” x 8” large square. <br>3. Next, fold the large 8” x 8” large square …

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 …